Novena, Day 7: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

INTENTION OF THE DAY: Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth.

OPENING PRAYER: We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

REFLECTION: The apostles all “joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary, the Mother of Jesus” (Acts 1:14). “And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And these appeared to them tongues of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:2).

We pray for the intentions of Bishops, Priests, Religious men and women, Consecrated men and women, and Hermits that the power of the Holy Spirit will continually renew them and empower them for ever greater works in the vineyard of the Lord.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, you gathered your apostles together in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and you filled them with the Holy Spirit. Send forth your Spirit upon us and renew in us the graces of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. Ignite us, Lord, with an ever greater passion and love for the Gospel which will enliven our Christian witness and bring about the fulfilment of the “second spring” of the Catholic Faith in England and Wales as heralded by Blessed Dominic Barberi CP and Blessed John Henry Newman. May we be once again an Isle of saints.

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

Proceed to Day 8: The Assumption of Our Lady