Novena - Day Nine
Posted on the 30th May 2020 in the category Resources
DAY NINE SATURDAY 30 MAY
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
‘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.
9 Fill thy faithful, who confide
In thy power to guard and guide,
With thy sevenfold mystery.
Hope carries us forward Romans 8.22-27
We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves: we who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen isn’t hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Reflection and Response
The Spirit is a generous ‘down payment’ which God himself has given us ahead of time and at the same time guarantee of our future inheritance (cf. 2 Cor 1:22; 5:5; Eph 1:13-14).
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 Diocese of Salisbury
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.