It will be the most wonderful, awe-inspiring and sacred experience. Your heart will fill with unimaginable joy as the Spirit imparts His own special gifts for you to draw upon during your life's journey. As you well know, these gifts are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
Sweet Bethany, you already exhibit many of these gifts abundantly. You are a holy, faith filled, exuberant young lady who demonstrates love for our Lord each and every day. I have learned much from you as your spirituality has matured and deepened. I can only imagine the depths your faith will continue to reach once you receive this very special sacrament.
May God bless this very special day and may God continue to shower you with his generous and abiding love.
Breathe into me, Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Move in me, Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Attract my heart, Holy Spirit,
that I may love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,
that I may defend all that is holy.
Protect me, Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.