Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Hopefully you began the Novena for Pentecost HERE yesterday – but if not – you can begin today and finish on the Feast itself. Each day has a few prayers repeated and a few particular to the day.
It was a blessing for me yesterday. Today as I prayed the second day’s prayer I was even more blessed. I encourage all who are reading this post to pray this Novena for the Universal Church as well as our own individual souls. All are called to holiness and there is a great need for interior renewal for all of us and for each of us in the whole world.
Today I want to spend time especially pondering with Mary our Mother, for it was she to whom the Holy Spirit came and by His power she conceived Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God in her womb. Today’s Novena prayers emphasize the Spirit of “Filial Fear” and I was mindful of the words of the Angel to Mary: “Fear not, Mary…” (Luke 1:30)
May the Holy Spirit guide each of us to “All Truth” as Jesus promised His disciples (and us) on the night before he died (John 16:13). May we cooperate with God’s Grace as Mary our Mother did that we may do the Truth we hear.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your Faithful. Kindle in us the Fire of Your Love. Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
From Day 2 of the Novena:
Come, O blessed Spirit of Holy Fear, penetrate my inmost heart, that I may set you, my Lord and God, before my face forever, help me to shun all things that can offend You, and make me worthy to appear before the pure eyes of Your Divine Majesty in heaven, where You live and reign in the unity of the ever Blessed Trinity, God world without end. Amen.