Novena for Pentecost
- Behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.
16 John answered them all, saying,l “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.
17 His winnowing fan is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
21 After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove.
22 And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
30 He is the one of whom I said,
‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’
31 I did not know him,
but the reason why I came baptizing with water
was that he might be made known to Israel.”
32 John testified further, saying,
“I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven
and remain upon him.
33 I did not know him,
but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me,
‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain,
he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’
34 Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.”
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
19 and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
20 Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
21 He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
- I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!
- God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
13 But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.
14 He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
15 Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.
1 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.
2 And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.
3 Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Sequence for Pentecost
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 comforters the best,
You, the soul's most welcome guest,
Sweet refreshment here below.
In our labors, rest most sweet,
Grateful coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe.
O, most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours
and our inmost being fill.
Where you are not, we have nought,
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 them virtue's sure reward.
Give them Your salvation, Lord.
Give them joys that never end.
A prayer adapted from St. Thérèse
Merciful Father, in the name of our lovable Jesus,
the Virgin Mary, St. Thérèse, and all the saints,
I ask you to set us all on fire with Your Spirit of love.
Grant us the grace of making You deeply loved.