The nine days between these two celebrations is a time of prayer and reflection. We long for the gift of the Holy Spirit for ourselves and for the wider world.  Pray together ‘Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of Your faithful’.  ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an international Novena of prayer.  Please go to www.thykingdomcome.global for daily readings, podcasts, reflections, and also hear Pope Francis’s words on Pentecost.  We pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  We pray that we may experience the love of God our Father and that of Jesus Christ.  We pray also that the Spirit will bless us and help us in our task of sharing our Faith with our family and friends.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT BY SAINT AUGUSTINE

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,

That my thoughts may all be holy.

Act in me, O Holy Spirit

That my work too may be holy.

Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit

That I love what is holy.

Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit

To defend all that is holy.

Guard me then, O Holy Spirit

That I always may be holy.

Amen.

 

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