Novena to the Holy Spirit for Son or Daughter

OPENING PRAYER 

Lord before your Ascension you promised to send the Holy Spirit to finish your work on earth. As we wait these nine days for Pentecost, I pray for my child/children and call on the Holy Spirit to renew the heart of my son/daughter <name>. Help him /her to adore your beauty and bask in your truth. Guard my child and help him/her to seek you and know what is from you. Holy Spirit, come fill my child <name> with your gifts;

– Wisdom to keep God central in her/his life.  

– Understanding to comprehend God’s message.

– Knowledge to allow God to be revealed in his/her life

– Counsel to see the best way to follow God’s plan in his/her life.

– Fortitude to know what is right.

– Piety to pray to God in true devotion.

– Fear of you Lord and may (name) stand in amazement before God, who is all-present.

Help <name> to be one of your true disciples and protect him/her all the days of his/her life

FIRST DAY: For all the gifts
God, you have created <name> in your image and he/she has been baptised in your Spirit. Send forth from heaven your Spirit on <name>. Fill <name> with the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety and a fear of you Lord. Help <name> to come alive in all these gifts, that he/she may serve you well all the days of his/her life. Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

SECOND DAY: The Gift of Wisdom
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name> with wisdom, and reveal to his/her soul your mystery. Teach him/her to love you Lord above the things of this world.  Help him/her to glorify you by always choosing what is right especially during temptations, trials, and all the daily challenges that he/she faces in this world. Instil in him/her a desire to live up to the ways of God always.  Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

THIRD DAY: The Gift of Understanding
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name>, with understanding. Enlighten his/her mind that he/she may accept and believe in the Lord’s salvation. May <name>, stay on the path leading toward heaven. Give my child the ability to discern what is right and enlighten him/ her to understand the truth of the faith.  Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

FOURTH DAY: The Gift of Knowledge
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name> with knowledge. Grant that he/she may know the will of God in all things.  Enlighten his/her mind to understand the meaning and purpose God has for him/her and to live up to that meaning. Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

FIFTH DAY: The Gift of Counsel
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name> with good counsel. Help guide him/her in all his ways, that he may always do your holy will. Move his/her heart to what is good and direct my child on the path of your commandments and towards the goal of eternal life. Inspire and guide <name> to live the truth of the faith. Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

SIXTH DAY: The Gift of Fortitude
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name> with fortitude. Protect his/her soul in times of struggle. Sustain his/her efforts in holiness. Allow him/her to discern and stand against what is wrong. May my child never be separated from you Lord.  Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

SEVENTH DAY: The Gift of Piety
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name> with piety. Possess his/her heart. Enkindle in her/him a desire to worship you Lord and serve you in love. Purify and humble him/her and allow my child to live only in you. Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

EIGHTH DAY: The Gift of Holy Fear
Come Holy Spirit and fill <name> with the fear of the Lord. Penetrate his/her heart so that he/she may prefer the Lord above all else.  Allow my child to understand God’s greatness. Inspire my child to serve the Lord and to walk with Christ always. Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

NINTH DAY: The Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, give me courage to raise this child of mine in the warmth of your flame. Let my heart be glad and my tongue rejoice. Make known to me the path of life and through my child fill me with joy in your presence. Amen.

Pray 1 “Our Father”, 1 “Hail Mary”; 1 “Glory be” AMEN

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