The novena in honor of the Holy
the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself
when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy
Spirit on the
first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church.
Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light
and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.
|Novena to the Holy
Spirit for the
CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul
and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the
unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and
Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by
unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin
against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your
light, and listen to Your voice, 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 and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His
Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable
Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You.
Give me grace, O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and
everywhere, "Speak Lord for Your servant heareth." Amen.
To be recited daily during the Novena
PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, did promise to send the Holy
Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same
Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love.
Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and
aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my
mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the
surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my
cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my
salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in
the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet
and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards
God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your
true disciples and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
(To be recited daily during the Novena)
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