NOVENA from ASCENSION to PENTECOST DAY SIX – WEDNESDAY 31 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 Understanding
Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to grasp the meaning of the truths of our Faith. By faith we come to know these truths but by Understanding we learn to appreciate and relish them. It enables us to penetrate the inner meaning of revealed truths and through them to grow and develop to newness of life. Our faith ceases to be sterile and inactive but inspires a mode of life that bears eloquent testimony to the faith that is in us; we begin to “walk worthy of God in all things pleasing and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
Come and fill me, O Spirit of Understanding and enlighten my mind, that I may accept and believe the mysteries of salvation and the truths of your kingdom in order to stay on the path to heaven and serve your kingdom in my daily life. Help me to discern what is evil and enlighten me so that I may be holy here on earth and live forever in the light of your glory with a clear vision of you and the Father and the Son. 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