Cycle B

Good News B27a

Vigil of the Feast of the Pentecost


John 7:37-39 New American Bible

John 7:37-39 Bible Gateway New International Version


Rivers of Living Water Are Flowing


The Holy Spirit helps you have an abundance of courage to face each new day’s challenges.  You may have trouble with your body. You may have trouble with your mind. You may have trouble with your emotions.  The Holy Spirit fills you with courage to face any problem you have. The rivers of living waters constantly flow through your body. You can use them any time you need them. You never run out.

Sometimes you might forget there is this wonderful free supply of energy within you. You may feel helpless. You may feel like no one understands you. You may feel like there is no way out of this troublesome spot you are in. However, that is not the case at all. God sent the Holy Spirit to you because you believe in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has whatever you need to get you out of this situation.  The only payment is your belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. You faith entitles you to these rivers free of charge.

Remember Jesus said, “Be healed. Your faith has saved you.” Jesus is not on the earth with us today. Because of your faith in Jesus Christ, God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to the earth to help you get to heaven.

Begin thinking in abundance. Say the following phrases: I have plenty of courage. I have plenty of money. I have plenty of energy. I have plenty of understanding. I have plenty of knowledge. The Holy Spirit has plenty of whatever you need. Just ask him to send it to you.

Visualize what you need riding in a boat into your brain. Before long, you will feel better. If you need soccer skills, imagine a soccer ball floating into your mind. If you need more energy, see your body loading up on the balls of energy from the boat landing in the dock of your mind. If you need more knowledge, imagine the boat coming in with a big book of information on what you want to know. See yourself solving your problems with the help of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Say the “Our Father.” Thank God for sending the Holy Spirit to give you the wisdom, courage, and information you need to solve your problems.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.



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