Novena to Holy Spirit

                               Novena to Holy Spirit

 

  • Read the Word of God slowly
  • Give a silent pause of a minute or two
  • Read the reflection meditatively
  • Leave a few minutes of silence for interiorization and personalization  before the novena prayer

 

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Day 1

Hymn- All over the world

Theme: Wisdom

Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts; of wisdom it is written “all good things came to me with her, and innumerable riches through her.” It is the gift of wisdom that strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects love and promotes practice of virtues. Wisdom enlightens the mind to discern things divine.

Reading: Wisdom: 8: 7-9

Prayer    

Lord Jesus Christ, before ascending into heaven, you promised to send the Holy Spirit to complete your work in your apostles and disciples. Give us the same Holy Spirit that He may perfect in us the work of your grace and love. Grant us the spirit of wisdom that we may aspire for the things that are eternal, the spirit of Understanding to enlighten our minds with the light of your truth, the spirit of Counsel that we may choose the way that pleases God alone, the spirit of Fortitude  that we may bear our crosses with patience and courage, the spirit of Knowledge that we may know God and ourselves, the spirit of Piety that we may be committed to service, the spirit of Fear of the Lord that we may filled with loving reverence to God and the fear of displeasing Him.

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 2

Theme: Understanding

Understanding helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths we know by faith and to appreciate them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them the newness of life. Our faith becomes active and we begin to bear witness to it.

Reading: Acts 5: 27-32

Prayer as above 

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 3

Theme: Counsel   

Counsel endows the soul with prudence, enabling it to judge rightly what must be done in difficult circumstances, in the innumerable cases that confront us, in the course of our daily duties.

Reading: Acts 6: 1-6

Prayer as above  

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 4

Theme: Fortitude

By this gift we are strengthened against natural fear and supported to the end in the performance of our duties. Fortitude imparts to the will the energy to undertake difficult tasks, to face risks and to endure trials patiently.

Reading: Acts 4; 5-13

Prayer as above

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 5

Theme: Knowledge   

Knowledge enables us to evaluate created things at their true worth in relation to God. Knowledge unmasks pretense and reveals its emptiness. It shows us the loving care of God and directs us to glorify Him in every circumstance.

Reading: 1 Cor. 1: 19-25

Prayer as above

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 6

Theme: Piety

Piety begets in our hearts the affection for God as our loving Father and inspires us to love and respect persons vested with authority and things consecrated to God. Such a person will find service delightful for where there is love there is no labour.

Reading: Lk. 1: 5-13

Prayer as above

Hymn to Holy Spirit

Hymn

 

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Day 7

Theme: Fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord fills us with the sovereign respect for God and fear of offending Him by sin. It is a fear that is the beginning of wisdom, keeping us from things that distract us from the love of God, our loving Father.

Reading: Is. 6:1-5 or Ex. 3: 1-6

Prayer as above

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 8

Theme: Fruits of the Spirit

The fruits of the Spirit perfect the virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration. Such acts of virtue fill our hearts with joy, and service becomes more sincere and generous.

Reading: Gal. 5: 22-26

Prayer as above

Hymn to Holy Spirit

 

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Day 9

Theme: The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Light   

He enlightens the mind, strengthens the will, inflames the heart with love of God and His people and fills us with zeal for the mission.

Reading: Acts 2: 1-4

Prayer as above

Hymn:  let your fire fall

 

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                                         FEAST OF PENTACOST

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