Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts
Heal our wounds our strength renew;
On our dryness pour Thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away!
THE GIFT OF COUNSEL
The gift of Counsel endows the soul
with supernatural prudence,
enabling it to judge promptly and rightly
what must be done,
especially in difficult circumstances.
Counsel applies, the principles furnished
by Knowledge and Understanding,
to the innumerable concrete cases
which confront us, in the course of our daily duty,
as parents, teachers, public servants
and Christian citizens.
Counsel is supernatural commonsense,
a priceless treasure in the quest of salvation.
“Above all things, pray to the Most High,
that He may direct thy way in truth.”
Come, O Spirit of Counsel,
help and guide me in all my ways,
that I may always fulfil Your Holy Will.
Incline my heart to that which is good;
turn it away from all that is evil
and direct me,
by the straight path of Your commandments,
to that goal of eternal life
for which I long.
Our Father and Hail Mary – ONCE.
Glory be to the Father – SEVEN TIMES.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena
On my knees,
I, before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses,
offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God.
I adore the brightness of Your purity,
the unerring keenness of Your justice
and the might of Your love.
You are the Strength and Light of my soul.
In You I live and move and am.
I desire never to grieve You
by unfaithfulness to grace
and I pray with all my heart to be kept
from the smallest sin against You.
Mercifully guard my every thought
and grant that I may always watch for Your light,
listen to Your Voice
and follow Your gracious inspirations.
I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You,
by Your compassion, to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus,
looking at His Five Wounds
and trusting in His Precious Blood
and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart,
I implore You, Adorable Spirit,
Helper of my infirmity, t
o keep me in Your grace,
that I may never sin against You.
Give me grace O Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Father and the Son,
to say to You always and everywhere,
“Speak Lord for Your servant hears.”
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