Novena - Day Five

Posted on the 26th May 2020 in the category Resources

DAY FIVE                        TUESDAY 26 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

5         O thou Light, most pure and blest,

Shine within the inmost breast

Of thy faithful company.


Scripture Passage

Be strong and pray   Ephesians 6.10-12, 18-20 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.


Reflection and Response

There is no authentic prayer without the presence of the Holy Spirit in us. He becomes the most secret and most stable part of our being, from which a movement of prayer rises incessantly to God. We need greater sensitivity and attention to his presence in us, to transform it into prayer, learning to speak with the Father as children – dependent, but also free.


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.



Pray for Ebbsfleet affiliated clergy and parishes in the Dioceses of Exeter and Truro


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