Pentecostal Novena to the Holy Spirit
Instructions: Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Prayer of the Day, Fiat Prayer
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
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 consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Most Holy Spirit, Help Us, in union with Mary, to relive the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of Jesus. Grant that we may be inspired by the faith of our Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist, renewed in the grace of Pentecost; so as to live in word and deed, always and everywhere, as faithful witnesses of Christ and of the love of His Divine Heart.
DAY 1: LOVE
O, God, give me in my life the fruit of love. Help me to love you so much that I will always be grateeful for all that you have given me and done for me. Help me always to remember that YOU gave e life and everything that makes life worth living, and most of all that you gave me Jesus to be my Saviour, my Model, my Lord and my Friend. Help me to love my fellowmen so much that I will no longer be self-centered, but will find the way to happiness in doing things for others. This I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen
Day 2: JOY
O God, give me in my life the fruit of joy. Help me always to be happy and cheerful. Help me still to smile, even when things to wrong, knowing that you are Lord of my circumstances. Help me always to look on the bright side of things, so that I don't grumble and complain. Don't let me be a pessimist and a wet blanket. And help me to find my happiness, not in doing what I want, but in doing what you want. Give me a spirit of praise, a sense of awe and wonder, and a prayerful heart. May my faith in You bring me Easter joy always. I ask this through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Day 3: Peace
O God, give me in my life the fruit of peace. Help me not to worry, but to take things as they come, a day at a time. Help me not to be timid and nervous but to keep cool when I have something difficult or important to do, rusting in your power always. Keep me calm and steady, so that I will never be shaken in my faith, and so that others may be able to rely on me when they are up against it. This I ask for Jesus' sake. Amen.
Day 4: Patience
O God, give me the fruit of patience .Help me to have patience at my work and in my enterprises so that I will never give in but always persevere. Help me ot have patience with people, so that I may never lose my temper and never grow corss or irritable or blaze into angry words. Help me not to give up when something takes a long time to do, and when it does not come out right the first or second time. Help me to keep trusting in your grace. Let the joy and peace you have given me express itself in dificult times in the virtue of patience. This I ask, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Day 5: Kindness
O God, give me in my life the fruit of kindness. Make me quick to see what I can do for others, and make me eager and willing to do it. Make me always obliging and willing to lend a hand. Help me never to be mean or selfish, but always to be ready to share whatever I have, even if I do not possesss very much. Help me never to speak unkind words and never to do cruel deeds. Help me to think the best of others, and always to be willing to forgive rathe than to condemn. This I ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Day 6: Goodness
O God, give me in my life the fruit of goodness. Help me to be, in everything I do and say, a good example to others. Keep my words honest, pure and sincere. Keep my actions fit for you to see, and help me never to do anything that I would not need to keep secret. Keep all my thoughts clean and honest, and grant me the grace to be humble. May I offer a smile to everyone. In everything keep me from pride and from self conceit; and help me to do at least one good deed everyday. Hear this my prayer, for Jesus' sake. Amen.
Day 7: Faithfulness
O God, give me in my life the fruit of faithfulness. Keep me always true to myself, true to my friends, true to those who love me, and true to you. Grant that nothing may ever make me tell a lie of any kind, either by exaggeration ro understatement. If I say that I will do something, grant that others may be able to rely absolutely on me to do it. Help me always to stand by my friends and never to let them down; and help me never to grieve or disappoint those who love ma dn those whom I love. Make me faithful in my duties within and outside the family, in my personal prayer, my study of God's Word, my use of the charisms, my service of the parish and of society, and my work. This I ask through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.
Day 8: Gentleness
O God, give me in my life, the fruit of gentleness. Help me never to speak and angry or cruel word, and never to hurt or wound any person or any animal. Help me not to be rough, stern or severe in my behavior with others, but compassionate towards all. Make me specially gentle and thoughtful with those who are sick, sad, old weak and easily hurt. This I ask, in Jesus' name. Amen.
Day 9: Self- Control
O God, give me in my life the fruit of self control. Please take control of me, so that I am controlled by your love alone. Help me always to control my temper, my tongue, my feels and my impulses. Grant that I may never be swept away in a moment of anger or passion. Help me to control my thoughts, so that no bitter or unclean thought stays in my mind. Help me overcome habits of self-abuse, smoking, alcoholism, and all my immorality. Help me to control my umpulses and passions wisely, not my repressing them, but by channelling them to works of mercy. I make this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.