World Youth Day USA Guides Stateside Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 72

person to develop as part of a healthy faith You can also use the Pentecost reading (Acts life. It is especially important at this point in 2:1-11) as well to help pilgrims reflect on the their lives as they are considering many Holy Spirit in their lives. options regarding their future and where God Prayer to the Holy Spirit may be leading or inviting them. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. If a local vocation director or religious and kindle in them the fire of your love. community has a particular discernment Send forth your Spirit activity, it would be ideal to invite them to and they shall be created. lead this session and to partner/collaborate And you will renew the face of the earth. with them here. Ideally, this gathering would Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit include those leading youth and young adult you have taught the hearts of your faithful. ministries, vocation ministries, and marriage In the same Spirit ministries in the community (parish, diocese, help us to relish what is right campus, etc.). Below is a suggested outline of and always rejoice in your consolation. a discernment exercise that may also be used: We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.39 You will need: Using the questions in the previous section,  A room that is large enough that group give the pilgrims a chance to write about their can spread out comfortably World Youth Day experience and to reflect Scripture passage: Matthew 5:7 specifically on where and how the Lord might (World Youth Day 2016 theme) be calling them to show mercy to others,   especially through their dreams for the future Paper and pens to write with for (career, relationships, studies, etc.). This could everyone in the group  be set up by a discussion about forgiveness A prayer space with an altar or and Pope Francis’s message about the theme offering bowl from Matthew 5:7 (or other Scripture passages on mercy, compassion, and forgiveness). Start with an opening prayer that invokes the Holy Spirit (see the example provided here). 39International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. “Prayer to the Holy Spirit “from A Book of Prayers. 70