Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that be the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy Your consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
This prayer is based on the first of the Pentecost Novena and is the first of all novenas, nine days of prayer. After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, He commanded His disciples to come together in the upper room to devote themselves to constant prayer (Acts 1:14). They prayed for nine days before receiving the power of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.