Pentecost Novena: Day 2

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)


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

Glory be to the Father 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, Creator Spirit, visit the minds of those who are yours; Fill with heavenly grace, the hearts that you have made.

You who are named the Paraclete, gift of God most high, living fountain, fire, love and anointing for the soul.

You are sevenfold in your gifts, you are finger of God’s right hand; You, the Father’s solemn promise, putting words upon our lips.

Kindle a light in our senses, Pour love into our hearts, Infirmities of this body of ours Overcome with strength secure.

The enemy drive from us away, peace then give without delay; with you as guide to lead the way, we avoid all cause of harm.

Grant we may know the Father through you, and come to know the Son as well, and may we always cling in faith to you, the Spirit of them both.

Prayer for The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Spirit of Understanding, teach and enlighten me, so that I may never waver in my faith, but enjoy true peace of mind and heart.

V. Holy Mary, Queen of Peace, 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

O God, whose Son, at his Ascension to the heavens, was pleased to promise the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, grant, we pray,
that, just as they received manifold gifts of heavenly teaching, so on us, too, you may bestow spiritual gifts. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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