Novena - Day Seven

Posted on the 28th May 2020 in the category Resources



DAY SEVEN    THURSDAY 28 MAY

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Opening Prayer

‘Close your eyes to all the noises of the world, enter into your soul, then say’:

O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that you desire of me; and to accept all that you permit to happen to me. Let me only know your will.

 

Sequence Verse

7         Sinful hearts do thou make whole

Bring to life the arid soul,

Guide the feet that go astray.

 

Scripture Passage

One Spirit begets one body         1 Corinthians 12.13-14, 18-20, 24b-26 31

In one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.

God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many members, yet one body.

God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it.

 

Reflection and Response

When Paul lists the fruits of the Holy Spirit, mentions love first: ‘love, joy, peace,’ etc. (Gal 5:22). Love unifies; and the Spirit is above all creator of the Body of Christ, communion, within the Christian community. 

 

R./   Renew your wonders, Lord, in the Church of today, and in each one of us, ‘as by a new Pentecost’.  Lord, hear my prayer.

 

Intercession

Pray for Ebbsfleet affiliated clergy and parishes in the Diocese of Lichfield

 

Closing prayer

O Heavenly King, O Advocate, Spirit of Truth, you who are everywhere present, filling all things; Treasury of blessings, and Giver of life;  come and dwell in us,  cleanse us from all impurity, and, O Good One, save our souls.  Amen.


2020 Novena of the Holy Spirit