PENTECOST NOVENA — Day 1

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Ninth Day of Prayer before Pentecost

 

Invitation to  Worship

Christ, our Love, who promised to send

us the Holy Spirit, Come, let us adore.  Alleluia!

 

O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

 

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, alleluia;

~And You will renew the face of the Earth, alleluia!

 

Hymn for Novena to the Holy Spirit

Come down, O Spirit, Love Divine,

And fill the hearts that you have made;

Convert, transform and purify

The souls of all who ask your aid.

 

You gave the trembling twelve your light

And filled their hearts with ardent love.

O come and fill us with your gifts

And lead us to our home above.

 

O friends, lift up your heart and soul

To praise the Blessed Trinity;

And beg the Word to send to us

The Spirit of Divinity.  Amen.

Text: VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS; tr. Frank Quinn, OP, alt. Tune: VENI CREATOR

 

 

PSALMODY

Antiphon

Thus says Adonai: “In the last days

I will pour out my spirit on all humankind.

Then you will know that I am in your midst:

I, Adonai your God.  Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 144/145a

 I will give you glory, O Sovereign God!

I will bless your Name forever.

 

I will bless you day after day

and praise your Name forever.

Adonai is great, and worthy of praise!

Such greatness can never be measured!

 

Age to age proclaims your works,

recounts all your mighty deeds,

tells of your splendor and glory

and all of your wonderful works.

 

They reveal your awesome power,

and tell of your marvelous deeds.

they recall your abundant goodness,

joyfully sing and ring out your justice!

 

Adonai is kind and full of compassion,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is Adonai to all

Compassionate to every creature.

 

Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Thus says Adonai: “In the last days

I will pour out my spirit on all humankind.

Then you will know that I am in your midst:

I, Adonai your God.  Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

 

READING  ACTS 1: 12-14

After Jesus had been taken up to heaven the apostles returned to Jerusalem

from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away.  When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew,

Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew,

James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.

All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer,

together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

 

Responsory

R.  I will send the Comforter to you, the Spirit of truth, alleluia, alleluia!  

V. The Spirit will declare to you the things that are to come * alleluia, alleluia! 

V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

 

 

Canticle of Zachariah

Antiphon

The Holy Spirit, the Paraclete

whom the Abba will send in my name,

will teach you all things.  Alleluia!

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.

 

God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.

 

Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;

 

That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.

 

And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.

 

For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.

 

Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

The Holy Spirit, the Paraclete

whom the Abba will send in my name,

will teach you all things.  Alleluia!

 

 

 SERVICE OF PRAYER

Litany of Intercession

Let us pray that the Risen and Ascended Christ

place in us the gifts of his Spirit and the power of his love:

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!

 

Spirit of wisdom,

Spirit of understanding,

Spirit of adoration:

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!

 

Spirit of strength,

Spirit of knowledge,

Spirit of joy,

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!

 

Spirit of compassion,

Spirit of peace,

Spirit of jubilation,

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!

 

 

Spirit of willing service,

Spirit of goodness,

Spirit of gentleness,

~ Come to us, Spirit of Love!

 

 

 

Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…

 

Closing Prayer

Good and gracious God, Source of all Life, all Love and all Joy,

You freely offer the gifts of your Spirit to every person and all of creation.

Pour out upon us the Spirit of Jesus and the fullness of your love

so that we may share your life and your joy with the whole world.

~ Amen.

 

Blessing

May the Risen Christ, ascended to the Abba, send us the Holy Spirit and

bless + us with abundant life, Alleluia!

~Amen, Alleluia!

 

Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!

~Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!