Are you still celebrating Easter? In these final weeks of the Easter Season I invite you to prepare for Pentecost which is May 19th. From May 10-18th participate in a Pentecost Novena. Each day pray for the graces you need from the Holy Spirit at this time in your life.
For the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Blessed Spirit of Wisdom, help me to seek God. Make Him the center of my life and order my life to Him, so that love and harmony may reign in my soul.
Blessed Spirit of Understanding, enlighten my mind, that I may know and love the truths of faith and make them truly my own.
Blessed Spirit of Counsel, enlighten and guide me in all my ways, that I may always know and do Your holy Will. Make me prudent and courageous.
Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in every time of trouble or adversity. Make me loyal and confident.
Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, help me to know good from evil. Teach me to do what is right in the sight of God. Give me clear vision and firmness in decision.
Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart, incline it to a true faith in You, to a holy love of You, my God, that with my whole soul I may seek You, Who are my Father, and find You, my best, my truest joy.
Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, penetrate my inmost heart that I may ever be mindful of Your presence. Make me fly from sin, and give me intense reverence for God and for my fellow men who are made in God’s image.
Blessed Holy Spirit, at this time I particularly ask for this spiritual gift ……………… (name the gift you need right now) and for your guidance as I deal with ………………….. (name something you are dealing with right now)
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, enkindle in them the fire of your Love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, You have taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.