Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pentecost Novena -7th Day

Thursday - One Spirit, Many Gifts

"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services,
but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who
activates all of them in everyone."     1 Cor. 12:4-6

Come, Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love.
Set our lives aflame with your gifts.
Grant us wisdom to choose what is good and true;
understanding to embrace your plan of salvation;
right judgment to act according to your will;
courage to share our faith with others;
knowledge to live as disciples of Jesus Christ;
reverence to respond faithfully to your grace each day;
and wonder and awe in your presence.
Inspire us with enthusiasm for our Catholic faith.
Grant us boldness to proclaim the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ,
and help us to bring the transforming power of the gospel to our world.
We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.    Amen

1 Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be


  1. Joining you in this novena! You make it so easy by posting it daily... thank you!

  2. Mary, I am not a lifelong Catholic and I am not sure how a Novena works, but I love this prayer. Especially this line, "reverence to respond faithfully to your grace each day;" His graces are so present and yet, I miss them so often!

    Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Glad you are joining in Noreen!

  4. Mary,
    It can be prayed as simply a prayer. Novenas are just nine days of prayer on the idea of the disciples praying in the upper room after Jesus' ascended into heaven. On the tenth day, the Holy Spirit descended upon them. I'm glad you like the prayer :)

    Yes, I miss out on the grace He sends too. It's because I am often caught up in myself and my own plans :(

  5. Mary, thank you for sharing. Hugs.

  6. You're welcome, Grace :) Hugs to you too!!