MAY I ASK YOU TO JOIN US IN OFFERING THIS NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST IN THESE NINE DAYS BEFORE THE VIGIL OF PENTECOST?
Dear Friends and Readers,
Please find below a most excellent novena prayer to the Holy Ghost which a coterie of us are offering in the days leading up to the vigil of Pentecost. We start on Friday, May 22 and end on May 30, the Saturday Vigil of Pentecost.
O HOLY GHOST, Thou art the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity! Thou art the Spirit of truth, love and holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son, and equal to Them in all things!
I adore Thee and love Thee with all my heart. Teach me to know and to seek God, by Whom I was created. Fill my heart with a holy fear and a great love of Him. Give me compunction and patience, and do not let me fall into sin.
Increase in me faith, hope and charity, and bring forth in me all the virtues proper to my state of life. Help me to grow in the four cardinal virtues, Thy seven Gifts and Thy twelve Fruits.
Make me a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, an obedient child of the Church, and a help to my neighbor. Give me the grace to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily. Raise me to holiness in the state of life to which Thou hast called me, and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
Grant me also, O Holy Ghost, Giver of all good gifts, the special favor for which I ask (name it), if it be for Thy honor and glory and for my well-being.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.