5th JUNE PENTECOST SUNDAY

9-Day  Novena to the Holy Spirit

Begin by saying the following prayer

9 DAYS BEFORE PENTECOST SUNDAY

Starts  May 27th  2022  –  Ends June 4th 2022

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. Fear of God

  1. Wisdom

Wisdom is both the knowledge of and judgment about “divine things” and the ability to judge and direct human affairs according to divine truth. Wisdom distinguishes between right and wrong, seeks and upholds truth and justice, and balances personal good with the common good. One way to practice this gift is to view the body as the sacred property of God. A person with the Gift of Wisdom is able to take this truth and use it to glorify God by choosing Godly solutions to problems.

  1. Understanding

Understanding is penetrating insight into the very heart of things, especially those higher truths that are necessary for our eternal salvation—in effect, the ability to “see” God. Understanding is the gift of intelligence and enlightenment. It is the ability to think clearly; to perceive, comprehend and interpret information. Understanding allows us grasp the very essence of the truths of the Catholic Faith. Catholics teach that understanding can be practiced through learning their faith, and praying for, and carrying out God’s purpose in life. Through understanding, we gain a certitude about our beliefs that moves beyond faith

  1. Counsel

Counsel allows a man to be directed by God in matters necessary for his salvation. ​The Gift of Counsel is also known as a Gift of Right Judgment. Counsel, the third gift of the Holy Spirit, is the ability to teach, inform, guide, direct, warn, admonish, recommend and encourage. It is not limited to the giving of advice but extends to the ability to graciously receive it. The gift is needed by parents, teachers, supervisors, mentors, elders and anyone who offers advice to others. A way to benefit from this gift is to seek out church elders and priests who can provide spiritual guidance in time of need.

  1. Fortitude

Fortitude denotes a firmness of mind in doing good and in avoiding evil, particularly when it is difficult or dangerous to do so, and the confidence to overcome all obstacles, even deadly ones, by virtue of the assurance of everlasting life. The Gift of Fortitude is also known as the Gift of Courage. Fortitude shows itself as moral strength, courage, determination, patient endurance, long suffering, a resolute spirit, stamina and resiliency. Through this Gift a person is no longer afraid to stand up for God and His truths. Fortitude is the virtue of the martyrs that allows them to suffer death rather than to renounce the Christian Faith.

 

  1. Knowledge

Knowledge is the ability to judge correctly about matters of faith and right action, so as to never wander from the straight path of justice. Knowledge is the ability to study and learn; to acquire, retain and master facts and information; and to put what is learned to good use for constructive purposes. The Bible encourages followers to employ knowledge for the good of all humanity. The Gift of Knowledge allows a person to understand the meaning and purpose God has for him and to live up to this meaning.

  1. Piety

Piety is another word for devotion and is the demonstration of commitment to faith. Piety is, principally, revering God with filial affection, paying worship and duty to God, paying due duty to all men on account of their relationship to God, and honoring the saints and not contradicting Scripture. Piety is personal holiness, and it includes devotion to God, prayer, goodness, decency, self-mastery, innocence, the avoidance of sin and obedience to God’s will. Piety takes that willingness beyond a sense of duty, so that we desire to worship God and to serve Him out of love.

 

  1. Fear of God

The seventh and final gift of the Holy Spirit is the fear of the Lord. Fear of God is “filial” or chaste fear whereby we revere God and avoid separating ourselves from him—as opposed to “servile” fear, whereby we fear punishment. Fear of the Lord is awe, reverence and respect for God. It acknowledges that everything comes as a gift from God, downplays self-sufficiency, and gladly offers praise, worship and adoration to God. A person with the Gift of Fear of the Lord understands who they are and why they are here in relationship to God; They are totally dependent on the Lord as a child is to a parent. The Gift of Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. Once a person understands who God is and desires to please Him, they can begin to understand things from God’s point of view or have Wisdom. This gift of the Holy Spirit gives us the desire not to offend God. Our desire not to offend God is more than simply a sense of duty; like piety, the fear of the Lord arises out of love.

 

5th June  PENTECOST SUNDAY

O Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler!

I adore you as my True God.

I bless You by uniting myself to the praises

You receive from the angel and saints.

I offer You my whole heart,

and I render You heartfelt thanks

for all the benefits You have bestowed

and do unceasingly bestow upon the world.

You are the author of all supernatural gifts

and who did enrich with immense favors the soul

of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

the Mother of God,

I beseech you to visit me by Your grace and Your love,

and grant me the favor

I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

O Holy Spirit,

spirit of truth,

come into our hearts:

shed the brightness of your light on all nations,

that they may be of one faith and pleasing to You.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Recite the prayer of the appropriate day…

DAY ONE

O Holy Spirit,

bestow upon us Your seven holy gifts.

Enlighten our understanding that we may know You.

Give us wisdom that Your will may be clear to us

and that we may accept it.

Grant us the gift of counsel

that we may always perceive what is right.

Fortify us that we may always be capable

of fulfilling Your Divine Will.

Inspire us with the spirit of learning

that we may be able to penetrate more deeply

into the truths that You have revealed.

Let our hearts be steeped in the spirit of childlikeness

that we may bring You joy.

Let us have proper fear of God

that we may never grieve You

or wander from the path of goodness.

Give us the fulness of Your gifts

that we may glorify You.

Amen.

Look with compassion upon us,

O Holy Spirit, and grant us the favor we seek in this novena…

State your request here…

if it be in accordance with Your Holy Will.

DAY TWO

O Holy Spirit,

make me faithful in every thought,

and grant that I may always listen to your voice,

and watch for Your light,

and follow Your gracious inspirations.

I cling to You,

and give myself to You,

and ask You by Your compassion

to watch over me in my weakness.

Holding the pierced feet of Jesus,

looking at His Five Wounds,

trusting in His Precious Blood,

adoring His opened side and stricken heart,

I implore You adorable Spirit,

helper of my infirmity,

to keep me in Your grace,

now and always,

and grant us the favor we ask in this novena..

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY THREE

Heavenly Father,

You have called me to be a member

of the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ,

and to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.

I ask You to give me these gifts of the Holy Spirit:

wisdom, that I may understand the follies of this world;

understanding, that I may grasp more fully

the meaning of my existence

and the purpose of all things in the world;

counsel, that I may always choose the proper way;

fortitude, that I may remain faithful to You

under the pressure of temptation.;

piety, that I may revere You in all I do, think or say;

fear of the Lord, that should the motive of love fail me,

I may quickly be awakened to the eternal consequences of my deeds.

Visit me by Your grace

and Your love

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

 

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY FOUR

O God, Who today by the light of the Holy Spirit

did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

give us, by the light of the same Holy Spirit,

a love for what is right and just

and a constant enjoyment of His comforts.

Pray Holy Spirit,

that I may strive to learn more of my faith;

that I may ever be conscious that reason in all

its human magnificence is capable of grasping

but a glimpse of the reality that is God.

Pray that I may accept as the motto of my life:

“All for the greater glory of God”

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY FIVE

Come, O Spirit of sanctity,

from the glory of heaven

and send forth the radiance of Your light.

Father of all the poor,

light and peace of all hearts,

come with Your countless gifts.

Consoler in desolation;

refreshment full of loveliness,

come dear friend of my soul.

In weariness send repose;

breath gently cool refreshing breeze;

console the desolate who weep alone.

Light of Beatitude,

make our hearts ready;

come enter our souls.

Without Your grace,

man stands alone;

he cannot be good or sure.

Cleanse what is soiled;

heal what is wounded;

moisten what is arid.

Bend the stubborn will;

warm the cold heart;

guide the wandering footstep.

O Holy Spirit,

we beg You to give us grace

through Your sevenfold power

and grant me the favor

I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Give us merit for the present,

and one day beatitude

when we have finished our earthly journey.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY SIX

O Father in Heaven,

I beg You to send the Holy Spirit.

May Your Holy Spirit remind me

when I am apt to forget Your law.

Your love, Your promises.

May Your Holy Spirit strengthen my memory

to recall frequently Your sanctity,

omniscience, wisdom, and goodness,

faithfulness, and love.

May Your Holy Spirit encourage me when I am slothful;

strengthen me when I am weak;

enlighten me when I no longer can help myself.

Breathe into me, O Holy Spirit,

that I may do what is holy.

Stir me, that I may love what is holy.

Strengthen me, that I may preserve what is holy.

Protect me, Holy Spirit,

that I may never lose what is holy

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

 

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY SEVEN

Come, Holy Spirit,

creator of all things:

come visit our hearts with Your power.

Fill with grace, friendly guest,

the hearts which You have created.

You are called the Consoler,

gift from the hand of God,

source of life, light, love,

and flame, highest good.

You are the pledge of sevenfold grace,

finger of the Father’s hand,

promised us by Him,

and You make our tongues speak the truth.

Cast light on our senses,

pour love into our hearts.

Grant our weak bodies strength

that they may never grow weary of doing good

and grant me the favor I so earnestly seek in this novena…

State your request here…

Keep the enemy far from us,

give us peace always,

let us willingly follow in Your footsteps

that we may be far removed from sin.

Grant that through You

we may grow in knowledge of the Father and of the Son,

and that we may ever strongly believe in You,

the Spirit of both.

Praise and honor be forever to the Father on the highest throne,

in the risen Son of God,

in the Consoler.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY EIGHT

O Holy Spirit,

life and light of the Church,

give us thoughts higher than our own thoughts,

and prayers better than our own prayers,

and powers beyond our own powers,

that we may love and live,

imitating Jesus Christ,

our Lord and Savior.

Come to us, Holy Spirit,

come with the Father

and the Son

and grant me the favor I so earnestly request in this novena…

State your request here…

Vouchsafe to dwell within our souls

and quickly make our hearts Your own.

Quench in us the fires of hate and strife,

the wasting fever of the heart.

From perils guard our feeble life

and to our souls Your peace impart.

Let voice and mind and heart

and strength confess

and glorify Your name

and let the fire of charity burn bright

and other hearts inflame.

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

DAY NINE

O Lord, Holy Spirit,

grant me sight to see the wondrous promise of divine love;

insight to see my own weakness;

delight in Your divine presence in my soul

which You have made Your temple through sanctifying grace.

I pray, O Holy Spirit,

that I may be not doubting;

that I be spared the pain of being alone

without trust or hope in Christ;

that my prayer may always be “My Lord and my God!”

I pray that I may acquire a sense of retreat

to prayer and recollection at various times in my daily life;

for prayer is the bond that joins us to Christ.

I pray that I may be aware of the physical needs of the poor

and that I may share what I can with them

in the charitable works of the Church.

I pray, O Holy Spirit,

that You will in Your mercy

grant me the favor I have sought in this novena…

State your request here…

Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of Your faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this  through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Prayers for Pentecost

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace  and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God’s hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue. Kindle our sense from above, and make our hearts o’erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply. Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside. Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest. Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.

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Prayers for Pentecost

Come, O Holy Spirit, come! From your bright and blissful Home Rays of healing light impart. Come, Father of the poor, Source of gifts that will endure Light of ev’ry human heart. You, of all consolers best, Of the soul, most kindly Guest, Quick’ning courage do bestow. In hard labor You are rest, In the heat You refresh best, And solace give in our woe. O most blessed Light divine, Let Your radiance in us shine, And our inmost being fill. Nothing good by man is thought, Nothing right by him is wrought, When he spurns Your gracious Will. Cleanse our souls from sinful stain, Lave our dryness with Your rain Heal our wounds and mend our way. Bend the stubborn heart and will, Melt the frozen, warm the chill, Guide the steps that go astray. On the faithful who in You, Trust with childlike piety, Deign your sevenfold gift to send. Give them virtue’s rich increase, Saving grace to die in peace, Give them joys that never end. Amen. Alleluia!

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Pentecost prayers

Come, Holy Spirit, come Come, Holy Spirit, come. Come, Lord, and take over my life you are true love, love divine. Flowing and glowing, brightness in my darkness, power in my weakness, peace in my troubled life. What beauty and purity, sweet fragrance and harmony what splendour and wonder, such joy and glory, Lord. You are so brilliant and illuming so caring and comforting, so gentle and renewing so patient and liberating, so motherly and wise. You are true love, divine Lord, come and take possession of my soul. Come, Holy Spirit, come. Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Breathe into me Holy Spirit, that all my thoughts may be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy pirit, 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 always may be holy.

Come, Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. 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 Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.Let us pray

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Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Spirit of wisdom and understanding, enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity. Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus’ way of love. Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. May we respect life as we work to solve problems of family and nation, economy and ecology. Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day. Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates all creation. Amen.

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Spirit

O Lord Jesus through You I humbly beg the merciful Father to send the holy Spirit of grace, that He may bestow upon us His sevenfold gifts. May He send us the gift of wisdom, which will make us relish the Tree of Life that is none other than Yourself; the gift of understand, which will enlighten us; the gift of counsel, which will guide us in the way of righteousness; and the gift of fortitude, which will give us the strength to vanquish the enemies of our sanctification and salvation. May He impart to us the gift of knowledge, which will enable us to discern Your teaching and distinguish good from evil; the gift of piety, which will make us enjoy true peace; and the gift of fear, which will make us shun all iniquity and avoid all danger of offending Your Majesty. To the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit be given all glory and thanksgiving forever. Amen.

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Prayer for Propagation of the Faith

O Holy Spirit, You desire the salvation of all human beings and for that purpose You want all of them to acquire the knowledge of Your Truth. Grant to all of them Your powerful Light and Your Love of Goodwill that they may give glory to God in unity of faith, hope, and love. Send laborers into the harvest who are truly animated by You Who are the Soul of the missionary Church. Amen

Miracle Prayer to the Holy Spirit

“Dear Holy Spirit, you who make me see everything and show me the way to reach my goals. You who give me the Holy gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all periods of my life with me. I, in this short conversation, want to thank you for everything, and confirm once more that I never want to be parted from you. No matter how great the material desires may be. I wish to be with you and my loved ones in your eternal glory. Amen.