EIGHTH DAY (Friday, 7th Week of Easter)
Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray!
"Johanninise the souls of our priests and bishops. Please, Lord, grant a Priestly Pentecost."
The Gift of Wisdom
Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts. Of wisdom it is written "all good things came to me with her, and innumerable riches through her hands." It is the gift of Wisdom that strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects charity, and promotes the practice of virtue in the highest degree. Wisdom enlightens the mind to discern and relish things divine, in the appreciation of which earthly joys lose their savor, whilst the Cross of Christ yields a divine sweetness according to the words of the Saviour: "Take up thy cross and follow me, for my yoke is sweet and my burden light.
Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, and reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things, their exceeding greatness, power and beauty. Teach me to love them above and beyond all the passing joys and satisfactions of earth. Help me to attain them and possess them for ever. Amen.
Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE. Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
On my knees I before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, "Speak Lord for Your servant heareth." Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul, the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit on Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.
Read about this Pentecost Novena asking God for a "Priestly Pentecost" HERE
Daily Pentecost Novena Prayers Found by (I will post the daily novena prayers here) ...
MAY 29 Friday of the
Seventh Week of Easter
Chapter 3, Verse 9
diamond, harder than flint, I make your brow. Do not be afraid of them, or be terrified by their
looks, for they are a rebellious house.
This verse is suggesting that Ezekiel needs to knock
heads or confront his adversaries. At times if we truly love a person, it may
be that we may need to confront them. Our passion should look for the real good
of another as a separate person created in the image of God and take action to
realize that good. To help make things go right so that the person we love is
ultimately becoming the best version of themselves. This was the love of
According to John Maxwell
leaders and followers of Christ need to allow God to shape them into being the
kind of person they need to be according to the situation. Maxwell suggests
that when we are approaching a new and different situation, we should ask
ourselves the following questions using reason and not fear.
the circumstances tell me it is time to move forward?
others ready and willing to move?
it the right time to make a change?
I have a team that has the gifts and influence to lead?
we have the opportunity to be successful?
we possess the resources to move now?
I the right person to lead the way?
If we can answer in the affirmative to the majority of
these questions God may be making our brow or will strong to make positive
changes in our lives and those around us.
Offering to the sacred heart of Jesus
Drops of Christ’s Blood
Universal Man Plan
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