Day 5 of the Pentecost Novena:
Today we invoke the Holy Spirit in the words of St. Francis of Assisi:
This prayer for discernment, also know as the prayer of the cave or the prayer before the crucifix is one that comes from the early part of the life of Francis when he was seeking the wisdom and light of the Holy Spirit.
We pray that we may be guided in all our ways by the light of the Spirit of the Lord: Veni Sancte Spiritus!
Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart,
and give me right faith,
and perfect charity,
wisdom and understanding,
Lord, that I may carry out
your holy and true command.
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.
Let us pray;
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Our Lady, Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray for us!
Br Richard Hendrick OFM Cap