Pentecost Novena

Here is a Novena to the Holy Spirit in preparation for Pentecost Sunday. The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples after the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pentecost falls on the Seventh Sunday after Easter or 50 days from Easter Sunday (including Easter Sunday). The Feast Day for 2011 is on Jun 12th. The Novena starts on Ascension Thursday and ends on the eve of Pentecost Sunday. Novena dates for this year are Jun 3 -11.

Dearest Holy Spirit, confiding in Your deep, personal love for me, I am making this novena for the following request, if it be Your Holy Will to grant it. (Mention your request)
Teach me, Divine Spirit, to know and seek my last end; grant me the holy fear of God; grant me true contrition and patience.
Do not let me fall into sin. Give me an increase of faith, hope and charity, and bring forth in my soul all the virtues proper to my state in life.
Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus and an obedient child of the Church. Give me efficacious grace sufficient to keep the Commandments and to receive the Sacraments worthily.
Give me the four Cardinal Virtues, Your Seven Gifts, Your Twelve Fruits.
Raise me to perfection in the state of life to which You have called me and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life.
I ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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