Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit – Day 7
Day 7 of the Pentecost Novena:
Today our meditation comes from the great St. Augustine and invites us to be aware of the activity of the Holy Spirit as the Sanctifier: the One who invites us into holiness through every motion of our being when we dwell in awareness of the Divine Presence. Read the prayer slowly and with attention to your breath.
Veni Sancte Spiritus!
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
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.
Our Lady of the Cenacle, pray for us that we may receive a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Br Richard Hendrick OFM Cap