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Novena in Preparation for Pentecost - Day 5

Tuesday after Ascension

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness where He would be tempted by the devil”

Holy Spirit, Breath and Power of God, I trust you to lead me along the path of life. There are so many pitfalls and dangers, and, without your guidance, I am in very unsafe territory. I know and I believe that You are greater than any other spirit I may meet on the road of life, and in this is my hope. By myself, I am like a boat without sails, engine, or rudder out in the midst of a stormy sea. In You is my trust.

Heavenly Father, I would have every reason indeed to be overwhelmed with fear, if I were on my own in this vast world. However, I know that You would never allow that happen to one of Your children. I continue to open my heart, asking You to continue to pour Your Spirit into me. Especially do I ask for all these graces so that I may be able to give witness to You, and give hope to others.

Lord Jesus, I thank You for being so down-to-earth. You allowed Yourself to be led into the desert, and you went there, very conscious of the Power that had come upon You in the Jordan at Your Baptism. Again and again You stepped out in faith, even when it came to returning to Jerusalem, knowing that this would end in Calvary. I pray that Your Spirit may give me the courage and generosity to align myself with Your actions, and to act on Your promises.

Mary my Mother, please help me to learn how to be led by the Spirit. Give me a listening heart, and a generous heart. I ask you, as Caretaker of my heart, to continue preparing my heart for the outpouring of Pentecost. To know that you are right here beside me makes all the difference to me, because I have no reason to trust myself regarding something so precious.

Next: Day 6