Easter, Day 38

“Easter, Day 38”
John 16:7, adapted and abridged
Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Paraklétos is variously translated as Paraclete, Advocate, Intercessor, Consoler, Comforter, Helper, Strengthener, Standby, and Counselor. Paraclete, the Anglicized form of the Greek word, is used here to represent all possible translations.

2 Replies to “Easter, Day 38”

  1. Dear GMC, thank you for helping me pray as broadly as possible to the Holy Spirit. Dear Holy Spirit, as my Paraclete, Advocate, Intercessor, Consoler, Comforter, Helper, Strengthener, Standby, and Counselor let me surrender to God who is, to paraphrase Saint Augustine, closer to me than I am to myself. I never knew all these translations. They bring me such relief in prayer. GMC, you are a gift to us!

    1. “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
      -Romans 8:26-27 (RSV)
      May the Holy Spirit animate your entire being!

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