Pentecost Novena: Day One

And [behold] I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”


While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.”


God come to my assistance; Lord make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Farher and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Amen.

V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created:
R. And you shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray:

O God, thou has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. + Amen

Prayer for The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Spirit of Wisdom, preside over all my thoughts, words and actions, so that in all things I may love God for His own sake above all things. Amen.

V. Holy Mary, Seat of Wisdom, R. Pray for us.

Concluding Prayers

For all who work for the Church

O Holy Spirit, Creator, graciously aid and inspire those who are engaged in fulfilling the mission of the Church, who work to build thy Kingdom by teaching and evangelizing others. Grant that by thy supernal power, they may be strengthened and confirmed against the assaults of the Enemy. By thy mercy and grace, renew the spirit of thy servants to whom thou hast entrusted this labor, that in thee all their works may glorify the Father and His only begotten son, Christ our Lord. + Amen.

Saint Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, sweet Hope of the afflicted, Descend this day into my heart and establish therein thine amiable empire. Enkindle in my soul — alas! so tepid! — the salutary flames of thy love, that I may be inflamed and that my soul and body may be subject to thee. I believe that when thou dwellest in us, thou dost prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign then to come to me.

Come, O sweet Consoler of abandoned souls!

Come, O Protector of those who are in need!

Succor of the afflicted, come and purify me; suffer no evil desire to take possession of me; heal all my wounds.

Come to me, Strength of the weak, Support of the wavering;

Come to me, O thou who lovest the humble and resistest the proud;

Come to me, Hope of the needy, Father of orphans;

Come to me, Star that guidest the mariner in his way, and offerest a secure harbor to the shipwrecked;

Come to me, True glory of the living, sole hope of the dying;

Make me all that thou wishest me to be, and conduct me by thy grace, so that I may be ever pleasing to thee.  Amen.

Closing Prayer

May the power of the Holy Spiritever be with us, we beseech thee, O God. Cleanse our hearts and save us from all dangers; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. + Amen.

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