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How to pray the Novena...


The Novena prayer follows the same pattern each day...


Begin by invoking the Holy Spirit using Pope John XXIII’s prayer:


Renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost.
Grant to your Church that,
being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus,
and following the lead of Blessed Peter,
it may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour,
reign of truth and justice,
the reign of love and peace.
Amen (John Paul XXIII).

Come, Holy Spirit, in your power and might to renew the face of the earth.


Next, click on the day of the Novena that you are praying... follow the daily theme by taking some time to reflect upon the Scriptures.


Pray for the specific intercession given.


Then return to this page to conclude each day with the Pentecost Sequence to the right of this page.




Pentecost Sequence


Come, Holy Spirit, come,

and from your celestial home

shed a ray of light divine.


Come, Father of the poor,

Come, source of all our store.

Come, within our bosoms shine.


You, of all comforters best;

You the soul’s most welcome guest.

Sweet refreshment here below.


In our labour, rest most sweet;

Grateful coolness in the heat;

Solace in the midst of woe.


O most Blessed Light Divine,

shine within these hearts of thine,

and our inmost being fill.


Where you are not, we have naught.

Nothing good in deed or thought

Nothing free from taint of ill.


Heal our wounds, our strength renew;

On our dryness pour your dew;

Wash the stains of guilt away.


Bend the stubborn heart and will.

Melt the frozen, warm the chill.

Guide the steps that go astray.


On the faithful, who adore.

And confess you, evermore.

In Your sevenfold gift descend.


Give us virtue’s sure reward.

Give us your salvation, Lord.

Give us joys that never end.

Amen. Alleluia.