Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pentecost Novena

I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God 5 that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God (2 Timothy 1:6-8).

Prayer for a new Pentecost (Bl. James Alberione)
May you be blessed, Jesus, Divine Master, for you have promised and have sent from the Father, the Holy Spirit to enlighten and sanctify the Church. Through the prayers of Mary, let there be a new Pentecost. Raise up apostles in every age and give them the Spirit of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, piety and holy fear of God.

Hymn (melody might be in the "We Celebrate" hymnal; it was in the 2007 index)

Into our hearts, O Spirit, come,
O Love of God most Holy,
Breathe forth your fire, send winds of flame
And kindle all that's lowly.
Our hearts are restless 'til they burn
on fire with you for whom they yearn.
Come give us light and wisdom.

How good and wise your lights to us,
How kind your consolation!
We hear you speak our heart's own tongue
and fill with admiration.
By your our nature's wounds are nursed;
your living waters cool our thirst.
Come give us light and wisdom.

O come renew the face of earth
With love beyond all telling,
And fill with joy the hearts of those
in whom you make your dwelling.
Transform us by your living flame,
O strengthen us to praise your name.
Come give us light and wisdom.

1 comment:

conjecturesguilty said...

Beautiful. I'm going to do this novena.