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Sanctify, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the gifts offered up to Thee and cleanse our hearts by the light of the Holy Spirit.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Novena to the Holy Ghost, Day One

Luke 3:22

Veni, sancte Spiritus
Et emitte coelitus
Lucis tuae radium.

The Holy Ghost
Only one thing is important -- eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared -- sin. Sin is the result of ignorance, weakness, and indifference. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Light, of Strength, and of Love. With His sevenfold gift He enlightens the mind, strengthens the will, and inflames the heart with love of God. To ensure our salvation we ought to invoke the Divine Spirit daily, for "The Spirit helps our infirmity. We know not what we should pray for as we ought. But the Spirit Himself asks for us." [Romans 8:26]

Dear Christian, before you read the prayers that follow, please pause and recollect to Whom you should address these prayers. It is useless to merely read these prayers to yourself, they must be prayed to be of value, they must be spoken from your heart to your Creator, Who knows you, Who hears you, Who in love offers you life and the freedom to choose between light and darkness. What choice will He see you make?

Almighty and eternal God, Who has vouchsafed to regenerate us by water and the Holy Spirit, and has given us forgiveness of all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from heaven upon us Thy sevenfold gift, the gifts of Wisdom and Understanding, the gifts of Counsel and Fortitude, the gifts of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the gift of Holy Fear. Amen.

Our Father Who art in heaven...

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, ...

Glory be to the Father... (7 times)

Act of Consecration

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost

(Go to Day Two)

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