Novena To The Holy Ghost # 2

[The Novena consist of 9 days of prayers. Say the prayers that are mentioned under each day.]

Day 1

Almighty and eternal God,
Who hast vouchsafed to regenerate us
by water and the Holy Ghost,
and hast given us forgiveness of all our sins,
vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us
Thy sevenfold Spirit,
the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding,
the Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude,
the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety,
and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 2

Come, O blessed Spirit of Holy Fear,
penetrate my inmost heart,
that I may set Thee, my Lord and God,
before my face forever;
help me to shun all things that can offend Thee,
and make me worthy to appear
before the pure eyes of Thy Divine Majesty in heaven,
where Thou livest and reignest
in the unity of the ever Blessed Trinity,
God world without end.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 3

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart.
Enkindle therein such a love for God,
that I may find satisfaction only in His service,
and for His sake lovingly submit to all legitimate authority.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 4

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude,
uphold my soul in times of trouble and adversity,
sustain my efforts after holiness,
strengthen my weakness,
give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies,
that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee,
my God and greatest Good.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 5

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge,
and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father;
show me the nothingness of earthly things,
that I may realize their vanity
and use them only for Thy glory
and my own salvation,
looking ever beyond them to Thee,
and Thy eternal rewards.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 6

Come, O Spirit of Understanding,
and enlighten our minds,
that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation;
and may merit at last to see the eternal light in Thy light;
and in the light of glory
to have a clear vision of Thee
and the Father and the Son.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 7

Come, O Spirit of Counsel,
help and guide me in all my ways,
that I may always do Thy holy will.
Incline my heart to that which is good;
turn it away from all that is evil,
and direct me by the straight path of Thy commandments
to that goal of eternal life for which I long.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 8

Come, O Spirit of Wisdom,
and reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things,
their exceeding greatness, power and beauty.
Teach me to love them above and beyond all passing joys
and satisfactions of the earth.
Help me to attain them
and possess them for ever.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Day 9

Come, O Divine Spirit,
fill my heart with Thy heavenly fruits,
Thy charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity,
goodness, faith, mildness, and temperance,
that I may never weary in the service of God,
but by continued faithful submission to Thy inspiration,
may merit to be united eternally with Thee
in the love of the Father and the Son.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…
Say 1 Hail Mary…
Say 1 Glory Be…

Amen.