Pentecost: Novena to the Holy Spirit - Prayer for the Seven Gifts
To be recited daily during the Novena
Lord Jesus Christ, before you ascended into heaven you promised to send your Holy Spirit to finish your work in the souls of your apostles and disciples. It is a promise you fulfilled on the day of Pentecost. Please grant me your Holy Spirit too, so that he may perfect in my soul the work of your grace and your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal. Grant me the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of your divine truth. Grant me the Spirit of Counsel that I may always choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven. Grant me the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with you and overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation. Grant me the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in your love. Grant me the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable. Grant me the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
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