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Novena to the Holy Ghost – Day 6

Sixth Day: Fruits of Continence and Chastity

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 – continence and chastity

Our Father…      Hail Mary…

Most holy, most divine Spirit, if there be any souls in the world more needful of Thine aid than others, it is surely ours, blinded by passions, chilled with obstinate lukewarmness, and defiled with a thousand imperfections. Come, then, O divine Spirit! Come and enlighten us; kindle our fervour, and destroy in us all that is displeasing in Thy sight. The greater our miseries are, so much the more glorious will be thy triumph over our perversity. Come and create in us new hearts, which shall have all for God, and nothing for the world. Create in us clean hearts, O God. 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.

Grant unto Thy Church, O merciful God, that she, being gathered toether in the Holy Spirit, may be in no wise disturbed by the incursions of her enemies; 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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