Pentecost Novena: Day 3

When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. (John 15:26-27)

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.

Holy Spirit, Lord of light, From Thy clear celestial height Thy pure beaming radiance give. Come, Thou Father of the poor, Come with treasures which endure, Come, Thou Light of all that live.

Thou, of all consolers best, Thou, the soul’s delightsome Guest, Dost refreshing peace bestow. Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, Solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal, Light divine, Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill. If Thou take Thy grace away, Nothing pure in man will stay; All his good is turned to ill.

Heal our wounds; our strength renew; On our dryness pour Thy dew; Wash the stains of guilt away. Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide the steps that go astray.

Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee adore, In Thy sevenfold gifts descend: Give them comfort when they die, Give them life with Thee on high; Give them joys that never end

Prayer for The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Spirit of Knowledge, teach me how to look at things in their true light, so that I may not be bound by earthly attachments, but ever rejoice in thy heavenly comforts.

V. Holy Mary, Cause of our Joy, 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 Paraclete who proceeds from you, we pray, O Lord, enlighten our minds and lead us into all truth,just as your Son has promised. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
– Amen.

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