Pentecost: Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 4
Monday, Seventh Week of Easter
Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe.
The Gift of Fortitude
By the gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty. Fortitude imparts to the will an impulse and energy which move it to undertake the most arduous tasks without hesitancy; to face dangers, to trample under foot human respect, and to endure the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation without complaint. “He who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in time 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 you, my God and greatest good. Amen.
- Our Father and Hail Mary (say once)
- Glory be to the Father (say seven times)
- Act of Consecration
- Prayer for the Seven Gifts
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