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Novena to the Holy Ghost – Day 5

Fifth Day: Fruits of Faith and Modesty

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 – faith and modesty.

Our Father…      Hail Mary…

O eternal Father, how shall we ever bless and praise Thee sufficiently, or thank Thy goodness as we ought ? A thousand times blessed be Thine infinite charity, Thine infinite providence, and Thine infinite mercy, which moved Thee to repair our miseries, and to give unto us a gift wherein is contained all the good that proceedeth from Thee ! Thou hast given us also the Holy Ghost, Who proceedeth from Thy will as Thine uncreated love. What can we seek for more? And what shall we give unto Thee for so great a gift? O Lord, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, of Thy clemency to take for Thine own all our understanding, all our will, all ourselves, and that little for all eternity. 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.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the Paraclete, Who proceedeth from Thee, may enlighten our minds,

and, according to the promise of Thy Son, may lead us into all truth ; 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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