1. Pray “Come Holy Spirit”
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.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
2. Contemplate Holy Scripture
Friday, May 22: John 16:20-23
Saturday, May 23: John 16:23b-28
Sunday, May 24: Acts 1:1-11
Monday, May 25: John 16:29-33
Tuesday, May 26: John 17:1-11a
Wednesday, May 27: John 17:11b-19
Thursday, May 28: John 17:20-26
Friday, May 29: John 21:15-19
Saturday, May 30: John 21:20-25
3. Ask for the Intercession of Our Lady
Holy Mary, Mother of God, you persevered in prayer with your Son’s disciples as you waited for him to send the Holy Spirit. Intercede for us, that our prayers during this novena will prepare us to celebrate the Spirit’s coming with joy and thanksgiving.
Holy Mary, Mother of the Church, you have cared for your Son’s disciples since the Church’s birth on Pentecost. Show your motherly care for the members of our parish and the whole body of believers throughout the world.
Our Lady of the Lake, Mystical Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray that the same Spirit will renew in us the graces of Baptism and Confirmation so we will live in holiness and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ. Ask the Holy Spirit to give us his gifts, along with the zeal and boldness to proclaim the Gospel to all peoples and to stand firm in all trials. Amen.