Novena in Preparation for Pentecost - Day 6
Wednesday after Ascension
“Then Jesus returned to Nazareth, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power”.
Spirit and Breath of God, I ask You, please, to fill me with Your power, so that it may accompany me in all that I do, and in all that I say. Your power within is what enables me to do things, and to go places that would be completely beyond me of myself. With Your power, I can walk the Christian Way; I can be protected from all evil powers; and I can live life to the fullest. I want to live my life with Your power within my heart, so that I can bear witness to Your presence within in all that I do or say.
Heavenly Father, You created me with all my human weaknesses and limitations. You allow these to be, so that Your Spirit can effect the conversion of heart, and the transformation of my spirit, that will enable me live with, and experience a power that is so much greater than all my weaknesses. The power of Your Spirit is seen best in my powerlessness. Your Spirit bears witness to Your on-going love for me, and the on-going care that You provide to guide a weak human being along the road of righteousness and truth.
Lord Jesus, You were always conscious of the Spirit within You. This emboldened You to step out with faith and courage, and, eventually, to face the ‘final enemy’ on Calvary. I ask You, please, to empower me with Your Spirit, so that I can follow You faithfully, and give witness to You through the living of my Christian vocation.
Mary my Mother, please continue to pray with me, and for me, during this Novena. You personally witnessed the power of the Spirit working in, and through Jesus. Please continue to prepare my heart for the outpouring of that Spirit at Pentecost.
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