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Day Four: Intercession for the renewal of society

15/04/2017 10:59 am

Pray on Monday, 29 May 2017

Begin by invoking the Holy Spirit using Pope John XXIII’s ‘invocation’ prayer:

Renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost.

Grant to your Church that, being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and following the lead of Blessed Peter, it may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit, in your power and might to renew the face of the earth.

Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the face of the earth – transform society by the power of your Spirit.

'The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me. He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.'

Luke 4: 18-19

Prayer Intention

Pray for the coming of the Kingdom and for the Culture of Life born of the Spirit, to penetrate the whole of society; for governments and those in public office in your continent and nation.

Pentecost Sequence

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 all comforters best;
You the soul’s most welcome guest.
Sweet refreshment here below.

In our labour, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

O most Blessed Light Divine,
Shine within these hearts of thine,
And our inmost being fill.

Where you are not, we have naught.
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 seven-fold gift descend.

Give us virtue’s sure reward.
Give us your salvation, Lord.
Give us joys that never end.

Amen. Alleluia.

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We have ten podcasts to help you pray. There's an introduction that you can listen to at any time, then one-per-day from Friday, 26 May 2017 until the day before Pentecost.

Introduction to the Pentecost Novena.

Thursday, 25 May 2017, Ascension

Friday, 26 May 2017, Day 1
Saturday, 27 May 2017, Day 2
Sunday, 28 May 2017, Day 3
Monday, 29 May 2017, Day 4
Tuesday, 30 May 2017, Day 5
Wednesday, 31 May 2017, Day 6
Thursday, 1 June 2017, Day 7
Friday, 2 June 2017, Day 8
Saturday, 3 June 2017, Day 9

Sunday, 4 June 2017, Pentecost

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