Start Novena to the Holy Ghost/Pentecost today! May 6, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Domestic Church, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Novenas, Our Lady, sanctity, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.
That’s today 05/06/16.
O Holy Spirit, You are the Love of The Father and The Son. Inspire me always in what I should think. Inspire me always in what I should say and how I should say it. Inspire me in what I should keep silence about and how I should do it. Inspire me in what I should do for God’s Honour, for the good of souls and for my own sanctification. Holy Spirit grant me understanding to understand and recognise. Grant me a capacity to remember everything. Teach me the ways and grant me the ability to learn always again. Grant me the acumen to interpret and to discern correctly. Grant me the grace to speak efficaciously. Holy Spirit, grant me confidence and certainty at the beginning. Guide me and lead me during the accomplishment and grant me perfection at the completion. Amen.
But the longer the prayer is, the more merit there is in praying it, I suppose.
Pray a Novena with your family! Develop in your children a love for this great traditional practice!
If you have Fr. John Hardon’s Catholic Prayer Book, there is also a Novena to the Holy Ghost there, on pp. 309-10. Lots of other prayer books have their own versions.
Also the Novena to Our Lady of Fatima normally started yesterday, but you could still start it today. Here’s a short version courtesy of reader MJD:
Most Holy Virgin,
who has deigned to come to Fatima
to reveal to the three little shepherds
the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary,
inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion,
so that by meditating on the mysteries
of our redemption that are recalled in it,
we may gather the fruits
and obtain the conversion of sinners,
the conversion of Russia,
and this favor that I so earnestly seek….
(State your request here…)
which I ask of you in this novena,
for the greater glory of God,
for your own honor,
and for the good of all people.
Pray 3 sets of : Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.