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Day Two: Intercession for the renewal of the Church

15/04/2017 10:16 am

Pray on Saturday, 27 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, rekindle your fire and renew your Church.

'In the days to come – it is the Lord who speaks - I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even on my slaves, men and women, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. I will display portents in heaven above and signs on the earth below. The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great day of the Lord dawns. All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.'

Joel 3: 1-5

Prayer Intention

Pray for the ‘Spirituality of Pentecost’ to renew the Church throughout the world – especially in your continent, nation, diocese, parish and in your own life.

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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