Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts
Thou, on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore
In Thy sevenfold Gifts, descend.
Give them comfort when they die,
Give them life with Thee on high,
Give them joys which never end.
THE FRUITS of the HOLY SPIRIT
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
perfect the supernatural virtues,
by enabling us to practice them
with greater docility to Divine inspiration.
As we grow in the knowledge and love of God,
under the direction of the Holy Spirit,
our service becomes more sincere and generous,
the practice of virtue becomes more perfect.
Such acts of virtue
leave the heart filled with joy and consolation
and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
These Fruits, in turn,
render the practice of virtue
more attractive and become
a powerful incentive for still greater efforts,
in the service of God,
to serve Whom is to reign!
Come, O Divine Spirit,
fill my heart with Your heavenly fruits,
Your charity, joy,
faith, mildness and temperance,
that I may never weary
of the service of God
but by continued faithful submission,
to Your inspiration,
may merit to be united eternally with You,
in the love of the Father
and the Son.
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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