NOVENA from ASCENSION to PENTECOST DAY THREE – SUNDAY 28 MAY 2017
The Holy Spirit
Only one thing is important: eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared: sin. Sin is the result of ignorance, weakness and indifference. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Light, of Strength and of Love. With His sevenfold gifts He enlightens the mind, strengthens the will and inflames the heart with the love of God. To ensure our salvation we ought to invoke the Divine Spirit daily, because the Spirit comes to us in our needs. When we don’t know what to say, it is the Spirit who speaks within us.
The Gift of Piety
The gift of Piety creates in our hearts a deep affection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake all people and things consecrated to him, as well as those who act with His Divine authority, Mary Mother of the Saviour and the Saints, the Church and its visible head the Pope, our parents and superiors, our country and its rulers. The person who is filled with the gift of Piety finds the practice of the faith, not a burdensome duty but a delightful service. Where there is love, there is no labour.
Come and fill me, O Blessed Spirit of Piety. Possess my heart. Purify me. Humble me. Enkindle in me such a love for God that I may be satisfied only in His service and lovingly submit to all legitimate authority for the sake of Your kingdom. Make me increasingly uncomfortable with everything that is evil, so that I turn away from it and live only in You. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father
Act of Consecration
Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
her: – https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/novena-from-ascension-to-pentecost-day-two-saturday-27-may/