Novena - Day Two

Posted on the 23rd May 2020 in the category Resources



Day Two                                                                         Saturday 23 May

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Opening Prayer

‘Close your eyes to all the noises of the world, enter into your soul, then say’:

O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that you desire of me; and to accept all that you permit to happen to me. Let me only know your will.

 

Sequence Verse

2          Father of the poor, draw near;

Giver of all gifts, be here;

Come, the soul’s true radiancy.

 

Scripture Passage

Understand the transforming power of faith                                              Ephesians 1.17-19

 

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.

 

Reflection and Response

The Holy Spirit is not just a ‘holy spirit’ (cf. Is 63:10,11; Ps 51:13), nor even the ‘Spirit of God’ in a general way (cf. Gen 41:38; Ex 31:3; 1 Cor 2:11.12; Phil 3:3; etc.).  He is the ‘Spirit of Christ’ (Rom 8:9), the ‘Spirit of God’s Son’ (Gal 4:6), the ‘Spirit of Jesus Christ’ (Phil 1:19).  He is expressed in the crucified and risen Lord.

 

R./   Renew your wonders, Lord, in the Church of today, and in each one of us, ‘as by a new Pentecost’.  Lord, hear my prayer.

 

Intercession

Pray for Ebbsfleet affiliated clergy and parishes in the Diocese of Birmingham

 

Closing prayer

O Heavenly King, O Advocate, Spirit of Truth, you who are everywhere present, filling all things; Treasury of blessings, and Giver of life;  come and dwell in us,  cleanse us from all impurity, and, O Good One, save our souls.  Amen.


2020 Novena of the Holy Spirit