Pentecost Novena begins TODAY
The original novena--commanded by our Lord!
Jesus told His disciples to wait in prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit. The nine days between Our Lord's ascension into Heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost form the original novena.
Don't miss these grace-filled days! Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten your mind and heart and to guide our parish especially as we discern future plans!
You may use any prayer to the Holy Spirit or Google a special novena prayer. I am enclosing two traditional prayers to the Holy Spirit:
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
R. And kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your
and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray:
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through
Our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
Sent by Fr. Joseph Johnson on Friday, May 11 at 1:50PM