OPENING PRAYER

O divine Spirit, who was called creator by the Church not only by your participation in the work of creation but also by stimulating pious thoughts and holy affections in souls, you create sanctity in them.

May your beneficent action be also upon us, as we honor you with this novena, deign to enlighten our minds with your celestial light, and grant us your santifying grace, so that our prayers may be acceptable to you, and may the abundance of your divine mercy descend upon us, now and forever. Amen.



INVOCATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT TO OBTAIN HIS GIFTS

Eternal divine Spirit, I offer you all the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Apostles gathered in the cenacle to which I unite all my prayers, beseeching you to come soon to renew the face of the earth.

Come, O Spirit of WISDOM help us to give true value to the things of this earth and fill us with love and desire for the things of heaven.

Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord; That the face of the earth be renewed (7 times)

O Mary, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, Pray for us.

Come, O Spirit of COUNSEL make us docile to your inspiration and guide us on the way to salvation.


Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord; That the face of the earth be renewed (7 times)

O Mary, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, Pray for us.

Come, O Spirit of FORTITUDE give us strength, perseverance and victory over the obstacles to our Christian witness.


Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord; That the face of the earth be renewed (7 times)

O Mary, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, Pray for us.

Come, O Spirit of KNOWLEDGE teach us and help us put into practice your holy teachings.

Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord; That the face of the earth be renewed (7 times)

O Mary, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, Pray for us.

Come, O Spirit of PIETY dwell in our hearts so as to possess and sanctify all its affection.


Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord; That the face of the earth be renewed

O Mary, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, Pray for us.

Come, O Spirit of HOLY FEAR, reign over our will and make us dispose to suffer all pains rather than sin.


Send Forth Your Spirit, O Lord; That the face of the earth be renewed

O Mary, who by the power of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, Pray for us.



INVOCATIONS TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Leader: O most pure Virgin Mary, who in your Immaculate Conception, was made by the Holy Spirit the chosen tabernacle of the Divinity, pray for us.

Response: So that the divine Paraclete may come soon to renew the face of the earth.

Leader: Hail Mary…

Response: Holy Mary…

Leader: O most pure Virgin Mary, who in the mystery of the Incarnation was made by the Holy Spirit true Mother of God, pray for us.

Response: So that the divine Paraclete may come soon to renew the face of the earth.

Leader: Hail Mary…

Response: Holy Mary…

Leader: O most pure Virgin Mary, who while praying with the Apostles in the Cenacle was filled by the Holy Spirit, pray for us.

Response: So that the divine Paraclete may come soon to renew the face of the earth.

Leader: Hail Mary…

Response: Holy Mary…



SUPPLICATIONS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, graciously hear us.

(After every supplication, respond with ‘Have mercy on us!’)

Spirit of God, who proceed from the Father and the Son…
Spirit of God, who in the beginning of creation, hovered over the waters, making them fruitful…
Spirit of God, by whose inspiration the prophet spoke…
Spirit of God, who overshadowed Mary…
Spirit of God, who fills the whole world…
Spirit of God, who dwells in us…
Spirit of Wisdom and understanding…
Spirit of counsel and fortitude…
Spirit of knowledge and piety…
Spirit of Holy Fear of God…
Spirit of strength and temperance…
Spirit of humility and chastity…
Spirit of goodness and modesty…
Spirit of patience and modesty…
Spirit of peace and prayer…
Holy Spirit, who pray in us with unutterable groanings…
Holy Spirit, who descended upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost…
Holy Spirit, who fill our hearts with charity…
Holy Spirit, who distribute to each one His gifts…


Be gracious to us… Lord, forgive us!
Be gracious to us… Lord, forgive us!

(After every supplication, respond with ‘Deliver us, Lord!’)

From every evil…
From every sin…
From presumption and desperation…
From the darkness and temptation…
From resistance to truth…
From egoism and hardness of heart…

(After every supplication, respond with ‘We beseech You, hear us!’)

By the mystery of communion, that unites you to the Father and the Son in the Blessed Trinity…
By the mystery of the Incarnation of Jesus’ work of love…
By the mystery of the baptism of Jesus’ consecration to His mission…
By the mystery of Pentecost, from which the Church started…
That we may live according to the Spirit…
That we may remember that we are temples of the Holy Spirit…
That we may be able to mortify our passions and egoism…
That we may know how to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace…
That we may be granted spiritual discernment and uprightness of heart…
That we may be renewed and strengthened incessantly in doing good…

Send your Spirit for a new creation… And the world will be renewed.

Let us pray:

Come Lord, with your Spirit and transform us interiorly with Your gifts;
Create in us a new heart so that we can please You and conform ourselves to Your divine will.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


FINAL PRAYER

O desired consoler of men,
O sweet Guest of soul,
we were not in the Cenacle on the great day of Your coming;
we did not see Your divine splendors, we were not burned with Your blessed fire,
we were not given to drink from that fountain of Paradise
which inebriated the Apostles,
but we know and believe that You return many times to descend on the new believers,
and that You are always ready to communicate Yourself to all who desire You,
who invoke You, and who dispose themselves to receive You.

Come, Holy Spirit, come and enlighten us with Your light,
enkindle us with Your fire, enrich us with Your gifts.
We also recommend to You our many blind brothers and sisters
who do not desire You because they do not know You;
we recommend to You all who are created in Your image.
Remember that You are the Sanctifier of souls,
enlighten all, convert all, save all.
Amen.

CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

O divine Spirit of God, to You I give myself with all my freedom,
with my mind, my heart and my will.
Take me O divine Spirit as your disciple,
enlighten me, sanctify me, bind my hand so that I may never more commit sin,
guard my heart, so that I may never more lured to temptation.

Be my guide; I will go wherever you lead me,
I will abstain from anything you forbid me and
with your help, I will carry out whatever you command me to do.
Amen.

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory be…

Virgin Spouse of the Holy Spirit…Pray for us!
Blessed Elena Guerra…Pray for us!



Prayers compiled by:


SISTERS OBLATES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Cenacle House & Center of Spirituality
84 Apo Street, Sta. Mesa Heights
Quezon City 1114 – Philippines
Tel. No. (02)740-1961

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