The Novena to the Holy Ghost concludes today, the Vigil of Pentecost. For those who were unable to make the Novena, we offer the following prayer to assist in obtaining the vital graces of this great holy day.
Act of Oblation to the Holy Ghost
On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself body and soul to Thee, eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Thy purity, the unerring keenness of Thy justice and the might of Thy love. Thou art the strength and light of my soul. In Thee I live and move and have my being. I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee. Make me faithful in every thought, and grant that I may always listen to Thy voice, watch for Thy light, and follow Thy gracious inspirations.
I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee, and I ask Thee by Thy compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced feet of Jesus, beholding His five wounds, trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened side and stricken Heart, I implore Thee, adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee.
Grant to me the grace, O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to Thee always and everywhere, “Speak, Lord, for Thy servant hears.” Amen.
Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
Lord Jesus Christ, Who before ascending into Heaven did promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thine Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Ghost to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.
† the Spirit of Wisdom, that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal;
† the Spirit of Understanding, to enlighten my mind with the light of Thy Divine truth;
† the Spirit of Counsel, that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven;
† the Spirit of Fortitude, that I may bear my cross with Thee and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation;
† the Spirit of Knowledge, that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints;
† the Spirit of Piety, that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable;
† the Spirit of Fear, that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him.
Mark me, Dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples, and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. Amen.
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Through her message at Fatima, our Blessed Mother speaks more urgently than ever. Spouse of the Holy Spirit, she offers us a profusion of graces in these times of trial. Let us make use of them, bearing always in mind our Mother’s warning: “… you are going to suffer a great deal, but the grace of God will be your comfort.”
Each of us, dear reader, bears a tremendous responsibility, not just for our own salvation, but also for those souls entrusted to us. All too soon, we shall be required to give an accounting.
It is my most fervent desire to make available to you every means to both know and observe faithfully the full and true message of Our Lady of Fatima. Please help others to become aware of this message. Not simply with these poor posts of mine, but with the sources I cite and those on the sidebar. The Fatima Center, John Salza, John Vennari, Christopher Ferrara, Father Karl Stehlin’s Militia Immaculatae, and the others.
Remember: “Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe, and do penance. If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.” (Apoc. 3,3).
† Please, pray the Rosary and confound the devil and all those who serve him!
† Immaculate Mary, spouse of the Holy Spirit, Mother of the Church, pray for us!
† Most Precious Blood of Jesus, save us, save our priests!
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done!
~ by evensong, for love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!
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