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Pray the Novena to the Holy Spirit

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Opening Prayer

Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created
and You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations.
Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Sequence Verse

Come, Holy Spirit, come,
and from your celestial home
shed a ray of light divine.

Scripture Passage

Joel 3:1-2

It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on
all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your
old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.
“Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My
Spirit in those days.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Wisdom.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

Come, Father of the poor,
Come, source of all our store.
Come, within our bosoms shine.

Scripture Passage

Isaiah 44:3-5

I will pour out water upon the thirsty ground,
streams upon the dry land;
I will pour out my spirit upon your offspring,
my blessing upon your descendants.
They shall spring forth amid grass
like poplars beside flowing waters.
One shall say, “I am the LORD’s,”
another shall be named after Jacob,
And this one shall write on his hand,“The LORD’s,”
and receive the name Israel.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Understanding.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

You, of all comforters best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest.
Sweet refreshment here below.

Scripture Passage

Ezekiel 11:19-20

And I will give them another heart
and a new spirit I will put within them.
From their bodies I will remove the hearts of stone,
and give them hearts of flesh,
so that they walk according to my statutes,
taking care to keep my ordinances.
Thus they will be my people, and I will be their God.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Counsel.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

Scripture Passage

Ezekiel 36:25-29

I will sprinkle clean water over you to make you clean;
from all your impurities and from all your idols I will cleanse you.
I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you.
I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh
and give you a heart of flesh.
I will put my spirit within you so that you walk in my statutes,
observe my ordinances, and keep them.
You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors;
you will be my people, and I will be your God.
I will deliver you from all your impurities.
I will summon the grain and make it plentiful;
I will not send famine against you.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Fortitude.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

O most Blessed Light Divine,
Shine within these hearts of thine,
and our inmost being fill.

Scripture Passage

Ezekiel 37:1-14

The hand of the LORD came upon me,
and he led me out in the spirit of the LORD
and set me in the center of the broad valley.
It was filled with bones.
He made me walk among them in every direction.
So many lay on the surface of the valley!
How dry they were!
He asked me: Son of man, can these bones come back to life?
“Lord GOD,” I answered, “you alone know that.”
Then he said to me: Prophesy over these bones, and say to them:
Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!
Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones:
Listen! I will make breath enter you so you may come to life.
I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow over you,
cover you with skin, and put breath into you so you may come to life.
Then you shall know that I am the LORD.
I prophesied as I had been commanded.
A sound started up, as I was prophesying, rattling like thunder.
The bones came together, bone joining to bone.
As I watched, sinews appeared on them,
flesh grew over them, skin covered them on top,
but there was no breath in them.
Then he said to me: Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man!
Say to the breath: Thus says the Lord GOD:
From the four winds come, O breath,
and breathe into these slain that they may come to life.
I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath entered them;
they came to life and stood on their feet, a vast army.
He said to me: Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel!
They are saying, “Our bones are dried up, our hope is lost, and we are cut off.”
Therefore, prophesy and say to them:
Thus says the Lord GOD: Look! I am going to open your graves;
I will make you come up out of your graves, my people,
and bring you back to the land of Israel.
You shall know that I am the LORD,
when I open your graves and make you come up out of them, my people!
I will put my spirit in you that you may come to life,
and I will settle you in your land.
Then you shall know that I am the LORD.
I have spoken; I will do it—oracle of the LORD.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Knowledge.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

Where you are not, we have naught.
Nothing good in deed or thought,
nothing free from taint of ill.

Scripture Passage

Isaiah 11:1-4

But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:
a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
a spirit of counsel and of strength,
a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.
Not by appearance shall he judge,
nor by hearsay shall he decide,
but he shall judge the poor with justice,
and decide fairly for the land’s afflicted.
He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Piety.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
on our dryness pour your dew;
wash the stains of guilt away.

Scripture Passage

Isaiah 61:1-3

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me;
He has sent me to bring good news to the afflicted,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
release to the prisoners,
to announce a year of favor from the LORD
and a day of vindication by our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to place on those who mourn in Zion
a diadem instead of ashes,
to give them oil of gladness instead of mourning,
a glorious mantle instead of a faint spirit.
They will be called oaks of justice,
the planting of the LORD to show his glory

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the Spirit of Fear of the Lord.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

Bend the stubborn heart and will.
Melt the frozen, warm the chill.
Guide the steps that go astray.

Scripture Passage

Romans 8:11-18

If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
the one who raised Christ from the dead
will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Consequently, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,
but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you received a spirit of adoption,
through which we cry, “Abba, Father!”
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ,
if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing
compared with the glory to be revealed for us.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Sequence Verse

On the faithful, who adore,
and confess you, evermore,
in Your sevenfold gift descend.

Give us virtue’s sure reward.
Give us your salvation, Lord.
Give us joys that never end.

Amen. Alleluia.

Scripture Passage

Acts 2:1-5

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven
staying in Jerusalem.

Intercession

Renew your wonders in the Church of our day
and in each one of us, as by a new Pentecost.
Increase in us the desire to receive all that you desire to give us.
We pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Closing Prayer

Come Holy Spirit,
Renew your wonders in this our day,
as by a new Pentecost.
Grant to your Church that,
being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary,
the Mother of Jesus,
and following the lead of the successors
of Saint Peter and the Apostles,
it may advance the reign of our Divine Savior,
the reign of truth and justice,
the reign of love and peace.
Amen.