NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 1 | Friday, May 22nd

Almighty and eternal God,

send forth your Spirit,

who brought order from chaos

at the beginning of the universe

and peace to the Lord’s disciples.

 

Grant that we, as your creation,

baptized in your Spirit,

may be filled with the seven gifts,

so that we may forever do your will

and renew the face of the earth.

Amen.

 


NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 2 | Saturday, May 23rd

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear,

fill us with devotion to God alone.

In the risen Christ, we welcome You,

O Spirit of truth,

whom the Father sends in Jesus’ name.

 

Wash clean the sinful soul

and rain down your grace

that we maybe one with the Church

in fidelity to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 3 | Sunday, May 24th

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess our hearts.

God, our Father, may we

through the grace of your Spirit,

be forever filled with filial affection for you.

 

Grant that we may be inspired

to love and respect all members of your family

as brothers and sisters of Jesus,

who, together with him, call you Abba, Father.

Amen.


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 4 | Monday, May 25th 

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude,

uphold our souls in time of trouble and adversity.

 

O Divine Trinity,

grant that we may be strengthened

to see in ourselves and each other

the dignity that is ours as temples of your Holy Spirit,

to be loved by one another

as each of us is loved by Jesus.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 5 | Tuesday, May 26th

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge

and grant that we may perceive

the will of the Father.

 

Father, through Your Spirit,

you invite us to participate in the fullness of creation.

Help us to see that all gifts are from You

and intended for Your glory.

For there are many different gifts

but always the same Spirit,

many ways of serving

but always the same Lord.

Amen.

 


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 6 | Wednesday, May 27th

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Understanding,

enlighten our minds that we may appreciate

and see more fully what we know by faith.

 

Come to us in our weakness

and give voice to our petitions,

for the prayers that the Spirit makes

for God’s holy people

are always in accordance with the mind of God.

Amen.

 


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 7 | Thursday, May 28th

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Counsel.

Make our thoughts holy, our love pure

and our works pleasing to God.

 

Father, guided by Your Spirit,

may we strive to make loving choices

and respect all life.

May we be aware of our dignity

as Your sons and daughters,

redeemed with the blood of Your beloved Son,

Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

 


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 8 | Friday May 29th

 

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Wisdom,

strengthen our faith, increase our hope,

perfect our charity.

 

Father, enlighten us each day,

in the silence of our hearts,

to discern the voice of Your Spirit,

to do what He asks of us

and to understand the gifts He freely gives us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 


 

NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Day 9 | Saturday, May 30th

 

Father, through Jesus, Your Son,

You sent the Paraclete to be at our side,

to reconcile all creation to you.

Grant that we may be forever open to Jesus’ invitation

to “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

 

Father, open our hearts to accept Your forgiveness

to those who we feel have offended us.

For merciful forgiveness is the essence

of Your love revealed in Your Son.

 

Come, O Divine Spirit,

fill our hearts with Your heavenly fruits:

love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control,

that we may, by faithful submission to your inspiration,

merit to be united eternally with You in the love of the Father and the Son.

Amen.