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This Pentecost Novena post is for Tuesday, June 7.  Each day's post will include: a scripture verse drawn from the day's liturgy; an intention for a particular group; and the novena prayer based on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Novena - Day 5

To enter into a spirit of prayer... 
Listen to one of the fifteen songs found on the widget at the top of the sidebar: Songs for Pentecost Novena

Scripture of the day...
“I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world.
They belonged to you, and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything you gave me is from you,
because the words you gave to me I have given to them,
and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you,
and they have believed that you sent me.
I pray for them.
I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me,
because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours
and everything of yours is mine,
and I have been glorified in them.
And now I will no longer be in the world,
but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.”

For reflection: Jesus is praying for his disciples here...  We are his disciples and he prays for us, too.  What might Jesus be praying for the Church these days?  What might he be praying today for me as an individual?  Might I ask the Holy Spirit to help me discern what Jesus asks of the Father for me?  What Jesus prays for the Church today?

Today's Intention
Let us pray today for those who make law and govern nations...
May the Holy Spirit speak God's truth in the minds and hearts of lawmakers everywhere.  May the Spirit shape and guide the decisions of those who govern nations and lead them to work for a harvest of justice and peace...

Novena Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit,
once more fill my heart
with the fire and power of your gifts.

Come, Holy Spirit,
fill up wisdom's lamp,
come enlighten my mind and my will.

Come, Holy Spirit,
light the way: help me see and embrace
all that God has revealed.

Come, Holy Spirit:
with knowledge of truth,
brand my mind and my heart with God's Word.

Come, Holy Spirit,
my beacon of counsel
for judgments both prudent and pure.

Come, Holy Spirit
and kindle my courage
to do what is right, what is just.

Come, Holy Spirit
and stoke my desire
to humble myself before God.

Come, Holy Spirit,
light the flame of your presence
and draw me to reverence and prayer.

Come, Holy Spirit,
fill my heart with your gifts
and my soul with the breath of your peace.

Come, Holy Spirit,
to the Father's love draw me
through my, Savior, my Lord Jesus Christ.

Postlude: You might close your time of prayer with another song from the menu on the sidebar...
Pentecost Novena 2011 Daily
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  1. I'm 2-1/2 hours late, but they will have it. Thank you, and God bless.

  2. Gentle reminder for Day 6, Wednesday, please.

    God bless.

  3. I apologize!

    I did have it scheduled to post at 1:00 today but for some reason it did not. It's up now!


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