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Novena to the Holy Ghost – Day 2

Second Day: Fruits of Peace and Patience. –

Hymn: – Veni Creator –

Let us prostrate ourselves before the majesty of the most Holy Trinity, and uniting our dispositions with those of our blessed Lady and the holy apostles in the upper room at Jerusalem, let us say one Our Father and one Hail Mary, to obtain, by the merits of Jesus ascended, the fruits of the Holy Ghost – peace and patience.

Our Father…      Hail Mary…

O sweetest and most dear Mother Mary, behold us at thy feet, and having kissed them a thousand times with the lips of our hearts, we humbly implore of thee a favour more needful for us than all else in the world.  Since thou art the spouse of the Holy Ghost, the dispenser of His treasures, and His sweet stewardess, since thou has been enriched beyond all other creatures with His heavenly gifts, obtain for us, at thou didst obtain for the apostles, His coming into our hearts; and for this end obtain for us the grace to imitate, so far as in us lies, the examples of thy humility, thy purity, thy charity. Amen.

O let us fall and worship Him,

The love of Sire and Son,

The consubstantial breath of God,

The co-eternal One!

Ah! see, how like the Incarnate Word,

His blessed self He lowers

To dwell with us invisibly,

And make His riches ours,

Most loving Spirit! Mighty God!

Sweet must Thy presence be,

If loss of Jesus can be gain,

So long as we have Thee!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy spirit, and they shall be created.

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

O God, to Whom every heart is open and every will speaketh, and from Whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the infusion of the Holy Ghost, that we may perfectly love Thee and worthily praise Thee; through Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the unity of the same.  Amen.

May the blessing of almighty God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, descend upon us now, and abide with us always.  Amen

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