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Day 3: Novena to the Holy Spirit

Day 3: Novena to the Holy Spirit

An Inspiring Thought

A noble and delicate soul, even the most simple, but one of delicate sensibilities, sees God in everything, finds Him everywhere, and knows how to find Him in even the most hidden things. It finds all things important, it highly appreciates all things, it thanks God for all things, it draws profit for the soul from all things, and it gives all glory to God. It places its trust in God and is not confused when the time of ordeals comes. It knows that God is always the best of Fathers and makes little of human opinion. It follows faithfully the faintest breath of the Holy Spirit; it rejoices in this Spiritual Guest and holds onto Him like a child to its mother. Where other souls come to a standstill and fear, this soul passes on without fear or difficulty.
— Diary of St. Faustina, 148

In the evening during benediction, such thoughts as these began to distress me: Is not perhaps all this that I am saying about God's great mercy just a lie or an illusion...? And I wanted to think about this for a while, when I heard a strong and clear inner voice saying, "Everything that you say about My goodness is true; language has no adequate expression to extol My goodness." These words were so filled with power and so clear that I would give my life in declaring they came from God. I can tell this by the profound peace that accompanied them at that time and that still remains with me. This peace gives me such great strength and power that all difficulties, adversities, sufferings, and death itself are as nothing. This light gave me a glimpse of the truth that all my efforts to bring souls to know the mercy of the Lord are very pleasing to God. And from this springs such great joy in my soul that I do not know whether it could be any greater in heaven, Oh, if souls would only be willing to listen, at least a little, to the voice of conscience and the voice — that is, the inspirations — of the Holy Spirit! I say "at least a little" because once we open ourselves to the influence of the Holy Spirit, He Himself will fulfill what is lacking in us.
— Diary of St. Faustina, 359 

Chaplet of the Holy Spirit:

O God, come to my assistance.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father…

In each mystery ask for a gift of the Holy Spirit.

Repeat this prayer seven times:
“Father, in the Name of Jesus, send forth your Spirit and renew the world.”
Conclude with :
“O Mary, who by the work of the Holy Spirit, conceived the Savior, pray for us.

The seven mysteries invoking the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:

1- Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, detach us from earthly things and infuse in us a love and taste of heavenly things.
Father, in the Name of Jesus…O Mary, …
2- Come, O Spirit of Understanding, enlighten our minds with the light of your eternal truth and the riches of holy thoughts.
Father, in the Name…O Mary, …
3- Come, O Spirit of Counsel, make us docile to your inspirations and guide us in the way of salvation.
Father, in the Name…O Mary, …
4- Come, O Spirit of Fortitude , and give us strength, constancy and victory in the battle against our spiritual enemies.
Father, in the Name…O Mary, …
5- Come, O Spirit of Knowledge, be the Master of our souls and help us to put into practice Your teachings.
Father, in the Name…O Mary, …
6- Come, O Spirit of Piety, come to live in our heart to possess and sanctify all of our affections.
Father, in the Name…O Mary, …
7- Come, O Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, reign over our will and make us always disposed to suffer every evil rather than to sin.
Father, in the Name…O Mary, …

Invocation to Mary:
O most pure Virgin Mary, by your Immaculate Conception you were made a chosen tabernacle of Divinity by the Holy Spirit. Pray for us.

May the Divine Paraclete come soon to renew the face of the earth.
Hail Mary, full of grace…
O most pure Virgin Mary, by the Mystery of the Incarnation you became true Mother of God by the Holy Spirit. Pray for us.

May the Divine Paraclete come soon to renew the face of the earth.
Hail Mary, full of grace…
O most pure Virgin Mary, persevering in prayer with the Apostles in the Upper Room, you were abundantly inflamed by the Holy Spirit. Pray for us:

May the Divine Paraclete come soon to renew the face of the earth.
Hail Mary, full of grace…

Let us pray:
Send Your Spirit, Lord, and transform us interiorly with Your gifts. Create in us a new heart that we may please You and be conformed to Your will. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The prayer of the novena

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Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6