Dear Family of Mary!
This is Day 2 the Novena to the Holy Spirit. It will consist of a message from Our Lady of Medjugorje, a prayer written by St. John Henry Newman, and the famous prayer, Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest. We can all include our own petitions! Let’s expect great things on Pentecost!
Novena to the Holy Spirit, Day 2
September 25, 2015 “Dear children! Also today I am praying to the Holy Spirit to fill your hearts with a strong faith. Prayer and faith will fill your heart with love and joy and you will be a sign for those who are far from God. Little children, encourage each other to prayer with the heart, so that prayer may fulfill your life; and each day, you, little children, will be, above all, witnesses of serving God in adoration and of your neighbor in need. I am with you and intercede for all of you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
The Gift and Virtue of Faith is really the foundation for all the other virtues. When we receive the Holy Spirit we begin to really believe in Jesus, and through Him discover the Father! Then the door opens to the real world, the world of life with God for eternity. Everything we have misunderstood in our lives becomes clear and comprehensible. We see that we are creatures of a loving God. We see that life makes sense in terms of the commandments. And we begin the journey towards love and joy!
In prayer, we must daily ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill us with His light, so that our faith will continue to grow and our understanding of the Truth and the Good will strengthen. Then we too can help our neighbors to believe!!
Thank you, dearest Mother for coming to help us receive the Holy Spirit and in Him, the gift of Faith!
The Paraclete, the Fount of Love
(A prayer by St. John Henry Newman)
My God, I adore You, as the Third Person of the Ever-Blessed Trinity,
under the name and designation of Love.
You are that Living Love, wherewith the Father and the Son love each other.
And You are the Author of supernatural love in our hearts.
“Fons vivus, ignis, charitas.”
As a fire You came down from heaven on the day of Pentecost;
and as a fire You burn away the dross of sin and vanity in the heart
and light up the pure flame of devotion and affection.
It is You who unite heaven and earth
by showing to us the glory and beauty of the Divine Nature,
and making us love what is in Itself so winning and transporting.
I adore You, O uncreate and everlasting Fire,
by which our souls live,
by which alone they are made fit for heaven. Amen
Come Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O Comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O Fount of Life and Fire of Love,
and Sweet Anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our senses from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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