#Novena to the Holy Spirit for Pentecost - Powerful Prayers to Share! - 5

The novena to the Holy Ghost remembers the time when the disciples of Jesus gathered in the upper room after the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. After the 9th day of prayer the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples. A novena is a prayer said over 9 days. (This is day 5 of the prayer, but links for day 1-9 can be found below - it can be prayed any time during the year but especially before Pentecost)


On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You,

 and the might of Your love. You are the Strength / and Light of my soul. In You I live and move 
and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart! To be 
kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may 
always watch for Your light: and listen to Your voice and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling
 to You and give myself to You and ask You / by Your compassion to watch over me in my 
weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds / and trusting in His
 Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart / I implore You / Adorable 
Spirit I Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. 
Give me grace O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and 
everywhere / "Speak Lord for Your servant heareth." Amen.


O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Ghost to
 finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples deign to grant the same Holy Spirit
 to me that He may perfect in my soul / the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit
 of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things
that are eternal the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine
truth / the Spirit on Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining
heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude, that I may bear my cross with You I and that I may overcome with
courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God
find know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints the Spirit of Piety that I may find
the service of God sweet and amiable / the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving
reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with
the sign of Your true disciples / and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.


Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill!

The Gift of Knowledge
The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true worth--in their relation to God. 

Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, reveals their emptiness, and points out their only true purpose 
as instruments in the service of God. It shows us the loving care of God even in adversity, and directs us to glorify 
Him in every circumstance of life. Guided by its light, we put first things first, and prize the friendship of God 
beyond all else. "Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it."
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the 

nothingness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Thy glory and my own 
salvation, looking ever beyond them to Thee, and Thy eternal rewards. Amen(Our Father and Hail Mary
ONCE. Glory be to the Father 7 TIMES. Act of Consecration, Prayer for the Seven Gifts)

Links for other days:

Novena Day 1 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2021/05/novena-to-holy-spirit-for-pentecost-day.html
Day 2 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2021/05/novena-to-holy-spirit-for-pentecost.html
Day 3 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/powerful-novena-to-holy-spirit-for.html

Day 4 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/powerful-novena-to-holy-spirit-for_25.html

Day 5 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/novena-to-holy-spirit-for-pentecost_28.html
Day 6 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/novena-to-holy-spirit-for-pentecost_23.html
Day 7 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/novena-to-holy-spirit-for-pentecost-to.html
Day 8 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/powerful-novena-to-holy-spirit-for_30.html
Day 9 https://www.catholicnewsworld.com/2020/05/novena-to-holy-spirit-for-pentecost-to_31.html