Thursday, May 9, 2013

9 Days until Pentecost!

It's 9 days until Pentecost, do you know where your Holy Spirit Novena is?

Here is one I prefer and am encouraging my parishioners to pray it. You could pray it at any time for as long as you like to pray it.


Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following request, if it be Your Holy Will to grant it:(mention your request together with prayers for the renewal of your parish). 
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.
God bless you all.