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Church

Pentecost Novena

Day 1: Introduction to the Holy Spirit (Friday, May 31st)

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Reflection/Prayer:

Day 1: Holy Spirit
Jesus, I come to you as I prepare for Pentecost asking for a deeper outpouring of the Holy Spirit in my life. I trust You as You told the Apostles, “it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7). I trust that You send your Advocate with many gifts. Please, give me the strength to keep “rowing” as I pursue Your will, but please send Your Spirit upon me as the wind in my sails, that I may continue to move towards You. Lord, I pray that your Spirit descends on me and the whole Diocese of Metuchen as we prepare for Pentecost and for the Consecration of our Diocese to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us.


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Day 2: Fear of the Lord (Saturday, June 1st)

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Day 2: Fear of the Lord
All mighty and powerful God, You are perfect in all of your ways. I come to you today asking for a greater outpouring of the Gift of Fear of You! I desire a greater commitment to You and Your perfect Will in my life. I invite you into my life – especially my fears and anxieties. I ask You to overwhelm me with Your presence and love so that I only fear losing my relationship with You. Send Your Spirit upon me as I keep my eyes set on Your Will. Please replace my fears of (what are you most fearful of) with Your Love.
St. Theresa of Avila, Pray for us.


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Day 3: Piety (Sunday, June 2nd)

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Reflection/ Prayer:

Day 3: Piety
Everlasting God, You are the perfect Father and deserve all honor. I come to you today asking for a greater outpouring of the gift of piety! I know that I am your child, and you made me for the purpose of everlasting life. Lord, I want to better honor you in my life. St. Paul writes in Romans, “the Spirit Himself makes intercessions for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” – Spirit overcome me and lead me to reverence for God. Please help me to respect and honor God in all that I do so that I live in communion with You and continue on the path of everlasting life.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pray for us.


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Day 4: Fortitude (Monday, June 3rd)

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Reflection/Prayer:

Day 4: Fortitude
All powerful God, You are perfect in all of your ways. I come to you today asking for a greater outpouring of the gift of fortitude! At times, I feel weak, but I desire to continue on this journey towards you with the help of your strength. Lord, please give me confidence in Your Strength and send Your Spirit with the gift of fortitude during the times I encounter obstacles. I desire the fortitude of Christ when He got back up after falling beneath the weight of His cross. God, give me the gift of fortitude so that I can continue to carry my cross because of your strength.
St. Oscar Romero, Pray for us.


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Day 5: Knowledge

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Day 5: Knowledge
All knowing God, You created the world and said “it was good”. I come to you today asking for a greater outpouring of the gift of knowledge! I want to see the world upside down just as St. Francis of Assisi did. Help me to recognize your presence in day-to-day life. Lord, I desire to see with Your eyes, eyes of love that lift my heart towards you. Please give me gift of knowledge to resist the desire for worldly power, fame, and wealth and replace those desires with a desire to better love You.
St. Augustine, Pray for us.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Day 6: Understanding

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Day 6: Understanding
All knowing and powerful God, You know the deepest desires in my heart. I come to you today asking for a greater outpouring of the gift of understanding! I desire to understand You and Your perfect will for my life. I invite You into my life – especially in the parts of my life that I do not understand. Lord, illuminate my heart and be a lamp unto my feet, that I may have a greater understanding of Your presence in my life. I trust in Your Church and in Your teachings. Please give me a greater understanding of the truths You continue to reveal to me. Please replace my confusion with a great understanding of You.
St. Athanasius, pray for us.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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Day 7: Counsel

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Reflection/Prayer:

Day 7: Counsel
All loving and perfect God, You know the plan you have created me for. I come to you today asking for a greater outpouring of the Gift of Counsel. I desire to turn to you for guidance throughout my day. Each day, I am pressured into making decisions and at times, I do not know what to do. Please, send your Spirit to guide me so that I may make the decisions that please you the most. Please give me the gift of counsel to guide me away from the pressures of the world and inspire me to choose that which is in accord with the desires of Your Heart.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Pray for us.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle 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. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolation, through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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