Pentecost: Novena to the Holy Spirit - Day 9
Saturday, Vigil of Pentecost
Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, Descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen
The Fruits of the Holy Spirit
The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration. As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more perfect. Such acts of virtue leave the heart filled with joy and consolation and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These Fruits, in turn, render the practice of virtue more attractive and become a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the service of God, to serve whom is to reign.
Come, O Divine Spirit, fill my heart with your heavenly fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, that I may never weary in the service of God, but by continued faithful submission to your inspiration may be worthy of being united eternally with you in the love of 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
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