Pentecost: Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 6
Wednesday, Seventh Week of Easter
If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn'd to ill.
The Gift of Understanding
Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our holy religion. By faith we know them, but by understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them to be quickened to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive, but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to “walk worthy of God in all things pleasing, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and, at the end, may be deemed worth of seeing the eternal light in your light, and in the light of glory to have a clear vision of you and the Father and the Son. Amen.
- Our Father and Hail Mary (say once)
- Glory be to the Father (say seven times)
- Act of Consecration
- Prayer for the Seven Gifts
Next: Day 7