Reflection: Names for the Holy Spirit
A prayer-meditation for young people
- The Holy Spirit is given various names throughout the scriptures, which reveal different aspects of the character and role of the Spirit:
John 14.16 – Advocate, sometimes translated as Counsellor or Comforter
1 Peter 4.14 – Spirit of Glory
Romans 1.4 – Spirit of Holiness
Romans 8.15 – Spirit of Sonship
John 14.17 – Spirit of Truth
Isaiah 63.14 – The Spirit who gives rest
John 14.26 – The Spirit who teaches
- Are there any others you can think of?
- Looking at each name in turn, spend a few moments thinking about how the Holy Spirit plays that role in your life.
- Which is your favourite name for the Holy Spirit?
- Which role do you most want the Spirit to play in your life?
- Are there other names that you could give the Spirit?
- Give thanks to God for all the different ways the Holy Spirit works in your life and the life of the Church.