Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit

To be prayed the nine days before Pentecost, beginning on Friday of the sixth week of Easter.

(After the daily reading, read the following prayer)

Silent Reflection – Novena Prayer for Pentecost

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love.
Set our lives aflame with your gifts.
Grant us wisdom to choose what is good and true;
understanding to embrace your plan of salvation;
right judgment to act according to your will;
courage to share our faith with others;
knowledge to live as disciples of Jesus Christ;
reverence to respond faithfully to your grace each day;
and wonder and awe in your presence.
Inspire us with enthusiasm for our Catholic faith. Grant us
boldness to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ,
and help us to bring the transforming power of the gospel to our world.
We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.


Reading For The Day


Friday – You Will Receive Power

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come
upon you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth. Acts 1:8

Saturday – Jesus’ Promise of the Advocate

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the
truth. John 16:13

Sunday – The Need to be Born of the Spirit

Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God
without being born of water and Spirit. John 3:5

Monday – The Spirit Gives Life to Dry Bones

Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to
enter you, and you shall live. Ezekiel 37:5

Tuesday – Life through His Spirit

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in
you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your
mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. Romans 8:11

Wednesday – Understanding Comes through the Spirit

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the
Spirit that if from God, so that we may understand the gifts
bestowed on us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12

Thursday – One Spirit, Many Gifts

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit: and there
are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are
varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all
of them in everyone. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Friday – The Fruit of the Spirit

By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-
control. There is no law against such things. Galatians 5:22-23

Saturday – The Outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost

Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a
tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with
the Holy Spirit and begin to speak in other languages, as the
Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:3-4

With thanks to the Paulist Evangelization Ministries, Washington, DC.