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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Novena to the Holy Spirit (Starts 9 days before Pentecost)










Holy Spirit Novena Prayers
(starts 9 days before Pentecost)

Novena Prayer

Holy Spirit, third Person of the Blessed Trinity, Spirit of Truth, 
love and holiness, 
proceeding from the Father and the Son, 
and equal to Them in all things, I adore You and love You with all my heart.

Dearest Holy Spirit, 
confiding in Your deep, personal love for me, 
I am making this novena for the following request, 
if it should be Your holy Will to grant it: (Mention your request).

Teach me, Divine Spirit, 
to know and seek my last end; 
grant me the holy fear of God; 
grant me true contrition and patience.  

Do not let me fall into sin.  

Give me an increase of faith, 
hope and charity, and bring forth in my soul 
all the virtues proper to my state in life.

Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus 
and an obedient child of the Church.  

Give me efficacious grace sufficient 
to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily.  

Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, 
Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits.  

Raise me to perfection in the state of life 
to which You have called me 
and lead me through a happy death 
to everlasting life.  
I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.





For the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Blessed Spirit of Wisdom help me to seek God.  Make Him the center of my life and order my life to Him, so that love and harmony may reign in my soul.

Blessed Spirit of Understanding,, enlighten my mind, that I may know and love the truths of faith and make them truly my own.

Blessed Spirit of Counsel, enlighten and guide me in all my ways, that I may always know and do Your holy Will.  Make me prudent and courageous.

Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in every time of trouble or adversity.  Make me loyal and confident.

Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, help me to know good from evil.  Teach me to do what is right in the sight of God.  Give me clear vision and firmness in decision.

Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart, incline it to a true faith in You, to a hoy love of You, my God, that with my whole soul I may seek You, Who are my Father, and find You, my best, my truest joy.

Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, penetrate my inmost heart that I may ever be mindful of Your presence.  Make me fly for sin, and give me the intense reverence for God and for my fellow men who are made in God’s image.

Prayer

Grant, we beg of You, Almighty God, that we may so please Your Holy Spirit by our earnest prayers, that we may, by His grace, be freed from all temptations and merit to receive the forgiveness of our sins.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.