by Michael H. Brown

     We know when the Holy Spirit comes because we can feel peace. We feel a sense of well-being. When the spirit of God comes, those things that seemed daunting or oppressive no longer feel like obstacles and we can see beyond life's little challenges and also its great darkness. The Holy Spirit is the feeling of tranquility and so in our lives when we seek discernment and guidance we go toward that which brings us peace, for where there is peace there is the Prince of Peace.

      "Oh Holy Spirit, come upon us. Come upon us with the richness of grace. Come upon us with healing. Come upon us to let us see with spiritual eyes. Come upon us in guidance and comfort. Oh come, Holy Spirit, and let us know how to tackle the issues in our lives and do so according to Your will."