Novena in Preparation for Pentecost
Thursday after Ascension
“The Father will surely give the Holy Spirit to those who ask”.
Heavenly Father, I know that the coming of Your Spirit is the final act in the drama of my salvation and redemption. Once the Spirit has come, I will be FULLY RESTORED to my original innocence. Father, I declare MY complete openness and willingness to accept the Spirit completely into my life. I now ask you, in Jesus’ name, to pour out Your Spirit upon me, so that the work of Jesus may be completed on earth, and I may be brought to the fullness of grace.
Jesus, you never renege on your promises. You convinced Your apostles to let you go, because You were going to send them the Spirit, and that would mean more to them than if You Yourself remained. Jesus, I believe you; that is why I open my heart and soul, with a great longing and willingness to be filled with Your Spirit.
Come, Holy Spirit. I invite you to come and make Your home in my heart. Transform my heart into a Prayer Room, an Upper Room, a Pentecost Place, a Place of the Spirit. I need you to inspire, guide, teach, accompany, and remind me. I need you in all my decisions, and in all my actions. I pray to you, again and again Come Holy Spirit, Come Holy Spirit.
Mary, my Mother, I ask you to take up residence in my heart and to pray this Novena with me. Please be with me exactly as you were with the apostles. I NEED you to prepare my heart for this wonderful event, and I need your guidance and direction in helping me be ready to receive the Spirit with a generous and sincere heart.
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