10 May 2013

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit

The tradition of novena's or nine consecutive celebrations of prayer and thanksgiving is an ancient tradition (and a very common tradition in Ireland). It can be traced back to the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost in the ancient church. Online and around the web there are many prayers being offered for this novena. We like the one being offered by the blog Pray Tell which we want to share with you.

Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open
all desires known
and from whom no secrets are hid:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Christ our Lord.

Other novena prayers available here.

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