Novena in Preparation for Pentecost - Day 3
Sunday after Ascension
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you”.
Holy Spirit, Breath of God, I open out my heart, as Mary did, and I ask that you might take over within my heart, and effect there all those things that, of myself, I could never do. No matter what my walk in life entails, the promise of Your presence is still guaranteed. I say my ‘YES’ with complete and total dependence on the promise that You will be with me, and the power of God will overshadow me.
Heavenly Father, You would never ask a human being(even Mary) to do something that only God could do. That is why You were able to reassure her, and to put her mind at rest. Your Spirit was there at the beginning of Creation, and when You first created Adam. So Your Spirit would continue to be active in all the great births that You would effect among Your people. Please pour out Your Spirit upon me now, that I also may go forward in confidence and hope.
Lord Jesus, you took on our human nature through the co-operation of Mary with the Holy Spirit. Throughout your life, you made many references to the Spirit, and, when Your part of the work was completed, you entrusted it to the Spirit to carry it to fulfilment. PLEASE give me the grace to live and to walk in the power of Your Spirit.
Mary my Mother, I trust you to TEACH me the great secret of trusting the guidance, the accompaniment, and the power of the Spirit. Please share your faith with me, so that I, too, may say my ‘YES’, so that the Word may become flesh in me.
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