Novena Prayer in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost
Novena in preparation for Pentecost
Spirit of Jesus, enlighten the eyes of our hearts.
Lead us to recognise you in each other and in our home.
Help us to appreciate the signs of hope in our parish community.
And make us sensitive to all that is in need of healing.
Spirit of Jesus, poured out in flames of fire upon your disciples at Pentecost,
Inflame our hearts.
We pray that we, your body in this place on earth,
May brighten each other’s lives with the brightness of Christ,
As we face forward with new faith, new hope and new love.
(pause: pray for your own intentions)
All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit you free
us, your sons and daughters , from sin and give us new life.
Once again renew the gift of the Holy Spirit within us.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us to be our helper and guide.
- the spirit of wisdom and understanding that we might recognise and welcome your voice in our lives;
- the spirit of right judgment and courage that we might be willing and generous in doing what you ask of us;
- the spirit of knowledge and reverence that we might acknowledge you as our loving Father.
- Fill us with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence that we might be willing to let go of all that separates us from you.
We ask this so that our lives will be filled with the fruits of your Spirit, ‘love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control’, through Christ our Lord. R. Amen