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Novena to the Holy Spirit

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Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
- And enkindle in them the fire of your love.

HYMN (an appropriate hymn to the Holy Spirit may be sung)

Come, Spirit, Lord, Maker of men,
And in our hearts abide again!
Come, give us grace, heaven's bequest,
That we may live, and find our rest.
That we may live and find our rest.

Comforting Lord, gift from on high,
Seeking you aid, we send our cry!
Fount of all life! Fire of God's love,
Be our annointing from above.
Be our annointing from above.

Father on High, God's only Son,
Comforting Spirit, with them one;
Take now our love! and to us send
Gifts of the Spirit - with no end.
Gifts of the Spirit - with no end.

READING: Romans 8:9-11

But you are not in the flesh;
you are in the spirit,
since the Spirit of God dwells in you.
If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ
he does not belong to Christ.

If Christ is in you the body is dead because of sin,
while the spirit lives because of justice.
If the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead
is in you, then He Who raised Christ from the dead
will bring your mortal bodies to life also,
through His Spirit dwelling in you.


Let us joyously pray to the Lord who created His Church through the Holy Spirit:
The response shall be:
R. Lord, renew the face of the earth.

Lord Jesus, raised up to the right hand of God, pour out upon your disciples the Holy Spirit you received from the Father;
- Send your Spirit to renew the world. (R)

Since You were glorified by the victory of the cross, rivers of living water flowed from Your side;
- Send Your life-giving Spirit upon us. (R)

You promised that the Spirit would teach us everything and remind us of all that You told us;
- Send the Spirit to direct our faith. (R)

You promised that You would send the Spirit of truth to bear witness concerning You;
- Send Your Spirit upon us to make us faithful witnesses.(R)


God, by Your mystery and love, Sanctify the whole
Church in every race and nation.
Pour out the gift of the Holy Spirit all over the earth
and diffuse in the hearts of believers what You caused
to spread at the very beginning of the preaching of the gospel.
We ask this though Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the living God,
have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.