NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

COME HOLY SPIRIT, FILL THE HEARTS OF THY FAITHFUL AND ENKINDLE IN THEM THE FIRE OF THY LOVE.

V/SEND FORTH THY SPIRIT AND THEY SHALL BE CREATED;

R/AND THOU SHALT RENEW THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

LET US PRAY; O HOLY SPIRIT, OUR LORD AND OUR GOD/WE ADORE AND HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE HERE IN THY SACRED PRESENCE THAT WE ARE NOTHING, WITHOUT THY OPERATION WITHIN US./COME GREAT PARACLETE OF THE BLEST/FULFILL THE PROMISE OF OUR SAVIOR/WHO WOULD NOT LEAVE US ORPHANS/AND ENTER OUR MINDS AND HEARTS AS THOU DIDST DESCEND ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST UPON THE HOLY MOTHER OF JESUS AND UPON HIS FIRST DISCIPLES./GRANT THAT WE MAY HAVE A PART IN THOSE GIFTS WHICH THOU DIDST SO GENEROUSLY BESTOW UPON THEM.

TAKE FROM OUR HEARTS ALL THAT IS NOT PLEASING TO THEE/AND MAKE OF THEM A WORTHY DWELLING PLACE FOR JESUS OUR LORD.  ILLUMINE OUR MINDS/THAT WE MAY SEE AND UNDERSTAND THE THINGS THAT ARE FOR OUR ETERNAL WELFARE.  INFLAME OUR HEARTS WITH PURE LOVE OF THE FATHER, THAT, CLEANSED FROM ATTACHMENT TO ALL UNWORTHY OBJECTS/OUR WHOLE LIFE MAY BE HIDDEN WITH JESUS IN GOD.  STRENTHEN OUR WILL/THAT IT MAY BE COMFORTABLE TO THE WILL OF OUR CREATOR/AND GUIDED BY THY HOLY INSPIRATIONS.  AID US TO PRACTICE THE HEAVENLY VIRTUES OF HUMILITY/POVERTY/AND OBEDIENCE WHICH ARE TAUGHT US IN THE EARTHLY LIFE OF JESUS.  DESCENT UPON US/O MIGHTY SPIRIT/THAT/INSPIRED AND ENCOURAGED BY THEE/WE MAY FAITHFULLY FULFILL THE DUTIES OF OUR STATE IN LIFE/CARRY OUR DAILY CROSS WITH PATIENCE AND COURAGE/AND ACCOMPLISH THE FATHER’S WILL FOR US MORE PERFECTLY/MAKE US/DAY BY DAY/MORE HOLY/AND GIVE TO US THAT HEAVENLY PEACE WHICH THE WORLD CANNOT GIVE.  O HOLY SPIRIT/THOU GIVER OF EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT  GIFT/GRANT TO US THE INTENTIONS OF THIS NOVENA OF PRAYER (HERE ADD YOUR INTENTIONS).  MAY THE FATHER’S WILL BE DONE IN US AND THROUGH US. AND MAY  THOU/O HOLY SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOOD/BE PRAISED AND GLORIFIED FOREVER AND EVER.  AMEN.

FIRST DAY:  COME, O HOLY SPIRIT/THE LORD AND LIFEGIVER/TAKE UP THY DWELLING WITHIN MY SOUL/AND MAKE OF IT THY SACRED TEMPLE./  MAKE ME LIVE BY GRACE AS AN ADOPTED CHILD OF GOD./PERVADE ALL THE ENERGIES OF MY SOUL/AND CREATE IN ME A FOUNDATION OF LIVING WATER SPRINGING UP INTO LIFE EVERLASTING.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

SECOND DAY:  COME, O SPIRIT OF WISDOM/AND REVEAL TO MY SOUL THE MYSTERIES OF HEAVENLY THINGS/THEIR EXCEEDING GREATNESS AND POWER AND BEAUTY./TEACH ME TO LOVE THEM BEYOUND ALL PASSING JOYS AND SATISFACTIONS OF EARTH./SHOW ME THE WAY BY WHICH I MAY POSSESS THEE/AND HOLD THEM HEREAFTER/MY OWN FOREVER.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

THIRD DAY:  COME, O SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING/AND ENLIGHTEN MY MIND/THAT I MAY KNOW AND BELIEVE ALL THE MYSTERIES OF SALVATION/AND MAY MERIT AT LAST TO SEE THE ETERNAL LIGHT IN THY LIGHT/AND IN THE LIGHT OF THY GLORY TO HAVE THE CLEAR VISION OF THEE AND THE FATHER AND THE SON.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

FOURTH DAY:  COME, O SPIRIT OF COUNSEL/HELP AND GUIDE ME IN ALL MY WAYS/THAT I MAY ALWAYS DO THY HOLY WILL./INCLINE MY HEART TO THAT WHICH IS GOOD/TURN IT AWAY FROM ALL THAT IS EVIL/AND DIRECT ME BY THEY PATH OF THY COMMANDMENTS TO THE GOAL OF ETERNAL LIFE.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

FIFTH DAY:  COME, O SPIRIT OF FORTITUDE/AND GIVE COURAGE TO MY SOUL./MAKE MY HEART STRONG IN ALL TRIALS AND IN ALL DISTRESS/POURING FORTH ABUNDANTLY INTO IT THE GIFTS OF STRENGTH/THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO RESIST THE ATTACKS OF THE DEVIL. (CLOSING PRAYER)

SIXTH DAY:  COME O SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE/AND MAKE ME UNDERSTAND AND DESPISE THE EMPTINESS AND NOTHINGNESS OF THE ENTICEMENTS OF THIS WORLD./ GIVE ME GRACE TO USE THE WORLD ONLY FOR THY GLORY AND THE SALVATION OF THE CREATURES./MAY I ALWAYS BE VERY FAITHFUL IN PUTTING THY REWARDS BEFORE EVERY EARTHLY GIFT.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

SEVENTH DAY:  COME, O SPIRIT OF PIETY/POSSESS MY HEART/INCLINE IT TO A TRUE FAITH IN THEE/TO A HOLY LOVE OF THEE/MY GOD/THAT WITH MY WHOLE SOUL I MAY SEEK THEE/AND FIND THEE MY BEST/MY TRUEST JOY (CLOSING PRAYER)

EIGHTH DAY:  COME, A SPIRIT OF HOLY FEAR/PENETRATE MY INMOST HEART/THAT I MAY SET THEE/MY LORD AND GOD/BEFORE MY FACE FOREVER/AND SHUN ALL THINGS THAT CAN OFFEND THEE SO THAT I MAY BE MADE WORTHY TO APPEAR BEFORE THE PURE EYES OF THY DIVINE MAJESTY IN THE HEAVENS OF HEAVENS/WHERE THOUGH LIVEST AND REIGNEST IN THE UNITY OF THE EVER-BLESSED TRINITY/WORLD WITHOUT END.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

NINTH DAY:  COME, O HOLY COMFORTER/AND GRANT ME A RELISH FOR HEAVENLY THINGS./PRODUCE IN MY SOUL AND FRUITS OF VIRTURE/SO THAT/BEING FILLED WITH ALL SWEETNESS AND JOY IN THE PURSUIT OF GOOD/I MAY ATTAIN UNTO ETERNAL BLESSEDNESS.  (CLOSING PRAYER)

CLOSING PRAYER: 

LET US PRAY:  O GOD, WHO DIDST INSTRUCT THE HEARTS OF THY FAITHFUL BY SENDING THE LIGHT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT/GRANT US BY THE SAME SPIRIT TO BE TRULY WISE AND EVER TO REJOICE IN HIS HOLY CONSOLATION/THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD.  AMEN.

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