Novena For Pentecost # 2 (Fluctuates)

Holy Spirit, third Person of the Blessed Trinity,
Spirit of truth, love, and holiness,
proceeding from the Father and the Son,
and equal to Them in all things,
I adore You with all my heart.

Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep,
personal love for me,
I am making this novena for the following request,
if it should be Your holy Will to grant it:

(State Your request here…)

Teach me, Divine Spirit,
to know and seek my last end;
grant me the holy fear of God;
grant me true contrition and patience.
Do not let me fall into sin.
Give me an increase of faith, hope, and charity,
and bring forth in my soul
all the virtues proper to my state of life.

Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus
and an obedient child of the Church.
Give me efficacious grace
sufficient to keep the Commandments
and to receive the Sacraments worthily.
Give me the four Cardinal Virtues,
Your Seven Gifts,
Your Twelve Fruits.
Raise me to perfection in the state of life
to which you have called me
and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life.
I ask this through Christ our Lord.

Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit of light and love,
I consecrate to you my understanding,
heart, and will, my whole being,
for time and for eternity.
May my understanding be always submissive
to Your heavenly inspirations
and to the teaching of the Catholic Church,
of which You are the infallible Guide.
May my heart be ever inflamed with the love of God
and of my neighbour.
May my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will.
May my whole life be faithful
to the imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
to Whom with the Father and You
be honour and glory forever.

God, Holy Spirit, Infinite Love of the Father and the Son,
through the pure hands of Mary,
Your Immaculate Spouse,
I place myself this day,
and all the days of my life,
upon Your chosen altar,
the Divine Heart of Jesus,
as a sacrifice to You, consuming fire,
being firmly resolved now more than ever
to hear Your voice
and to do in all things Your most holy and adorable Will.

For the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Blessed Spirit of Wisdom,
help me to seek God.
Make Him the centre of my life and order my life to Him,
so that love and harmony may reign in my soul.

Blessed Spirit of Understanding,
enlighten my mind,
that I may know and love the truths of faith
and make them truly my own.

Blessed Spirit of Counsel,
enlighten and guide me in all my ways,
that I may always know and do Your holy Will.
Make me prudent and courageous.

Blessed Spirit of Fortitude,
uphold my soul in every time of trouble or adversity.
Make me loyal and confident.

Blessed Spirit of Knowledge,
help me to know good from evil.
Teach me to do what is right in the sight of God.
Give me clear vision and firmness in decision.

Blessed Spirit of Piety,
possess my heart,
incline it to a true faith in You,
to a holy love of You, my God,
that with my whole soul I may seek You,
Who are my Father, and find You,
my best, my truest joy.

Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear,
penetrate my inmost heart
that I may ever be mindful of Your presence.
Make me fly from sin,
and give me intense reverence for God
and for my fellow men who are made in God’s image.

Prayer

Grant, we beg of You, Almighty God,
that we may so please Your Holy Spirit by our earnest prayers,
that we may, by His grace,
be freed from all temptations and merit
to receive the forgiveness of our sins.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary… and

Say 1 Glory Be…

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
enkindle in them the fire of Thy Love.
Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created,
and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O God, You have taught the hearts of Your faithful people
by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit.
Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things
and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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What is prayer?

Prayer is the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.

Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to the Lord in the heavens. (Lamentations 3:41)

Why do we pray?

We pray:

  1. to adore God, expressing to Him our love and loyalty;
  2. to thank Him for His favors;
  3. to obtain from Him the pardon of our sins and the remission of their punishment;
  4. to ask for graces and blessings for ourselves and others.

Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. (Matthew 26:41)

How should we pray?

We should pray:

  1. with attention;
  2. with a conviction of our own helplessness and our dependence upon God;
  3. with a great desire for the graces we beg of Him;
  4. with loving trust in His goodness;
  5. with perseverance.

And all things whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive. (Matthew 21:22)

For whom should we pray?

We should pray especially for ourselves, for our parents, relatives, friends, and enemies, for sinners, for the souls in purgatory, for the Pope, bishops, and priests of the Church, and for the officials of our country.

But I say to you, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute and calumniate you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45)

How do we know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly?

We know that God always hears our prayers if we pray properly because Our Lord has promised: “If you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you.”

And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13)

Why do we not always obtain what we pray for?

We do not always obtain what we pray for, either because we have not prayed properly or because God sees that what we are asking would not be for our good.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it upon your passions. (James 4:3)

Prayer from the Baltimore Catechism