Friday, June 3, 2011

Novena to the Holy SPirit

Today begins our novena to the Holy spirit as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit, next Sunday.

Spend some time reading the story of the Descent of the Spirit in Acts chapter 2.
Read Galatians Chapter 5 as St. Paul speaks about life in the Spirit as he list the fruits of the Spirit.
Read 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

Here is a prayer to the Holy Spirit to get you going.

Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart
against the wiles of the enemy;
inflame my will…
I have heard your voice,
and I don’t want to harden
my heart by resisting,
by saying ‘later…tomorrow.”
Nunc coepi! Now!
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want,
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it,
I want it when you want it.

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