The Holy Spirit Novena, 2023

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We’re excited to announce that the next novena we’re praying is the original novena!

It’s the Holy Spirit Novena for Pentecost!

Novenas are an ancient tradition that goes back to the days of the Apostles.

Jesus told His disciples to pray together after His ascension into heaven, so they went to an upper room along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Acts 1:14) and joined constantly in prayer for nine days.

These nine days of constant prayer by the Apostles at the direction of Jesus led up to Pentecost. This is when the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples as “tongues of fire” (Acts 2:1-4). This pattern of 9 days of prayer, leading up to a feast day or final day, is the basis of the novenas we pray today!

Thus, the novena is an imitation of the Lord’s command to the Apostles when they prayed for 9 days in anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

And that’s why we pray all of our novenas for nine days, followed by one final prayer on the 10th day (which is usually the feast day).

We will start praying on Friday, May 19th.

You can sign up HERE to join us in prayer and you can share your prayer intentions with us all below. We’re praying for you!

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  1. Please join me in prayer for financial breakthrough so that I travel to visit my very sick mom. She had made her wish known that if the God is ready to take he she would like me to be beside her.
    May God do the impossible. Thank you for joining in prayer.

  2. Please bless my son and his bride as they start their life as husband and wife!
    Please pray for my younger son and his girlfriend- I feel they are not a good match; but if it’s God’s will ; then pray I will accept the relationship and she gets the mental health help she needs.
    In your sweet name, Jesus , I pray .

  3. Let us join in prayer. Dear Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
    You are the spirit of truth and hope. I trust you.
    We pray for the safety and good health, Protection and guidance,
    of Lord Jesus for Lola Ellen, Cathy, JC Von, JB Vinz, Precious Mae,
    RK Paul, K Shynn, Eric&Marie, Mark&Edylyn, Khen&Rica.
    We ask for your blessing of our daily needs. We ask for your help
    Lord as we face our daily life.
    I pray for the children to finish their studies, graduate and work.
    We also pray for your blessings of financial help. Please protect my husband as he do his job as collector of the company and be on field everyday. We thank you Lord God.
    We ask this in Jesus name and Mama Mary’s intercession. Amen.

  4. M and K’s three special needs children need God’s help…… their parents need it even more. Dear Lord, show your mercy and love for and on this family. They are truly devoted but so badly stressed and in need of your help.

    M and A marriage needs a miracle …. only you , dear Lord, can help them.

  5. Dear Holy Spirit, Thank you for coming down on us and igniting us with your fresh fire. Thank you for being our comforter, defender, guide and being there for us. I pray for my friend O to receive divine healing, heal her completely and totally. No more episodes of ill health. Let this be the last and she has received her divine healing. I pray for her sisters E and C and their mum to give them fortitude to keep being there for her. I pray for my husband to keep excelling at his job. No issues with his practice. Protect him from all evil. I pray for his happiness, peace and prosperity. I pray for our children O,D and S. Help them never to depart from the Catholic faith. To be filled with happiness, kindness and prosperity. Protect them from evil and don’t let them be evil. I pray that I will move to a higher grade in my career and for peace, happiness and prosperity. Have mercy on us O Lord. I pray for my relatives, friends and family, for answered prayers for good things. I pray that the world will be a better place. Thank you Holy Sprit! Amen!

  6. Good morning I know the novena is over but I couldn’t do my last day and the final prayer.
    Lord Jesus into your hands I leave all my intentions and all who had prayed this novena and also has and intention 🙏
    Praying for my daughter in her marriage lord please guide and help her and Les in communication about things grant Les a job to put less stress upon her. My grandchildren for safety each day at school.
    Holy spirit cometh into my life my home and fill peace joy and love. Praying for Ad and Sims in recovering in the accident they had. Priya an amber too🙏heal them lord in there bodies and mind. Thanking you for everything you have done within me and still gona do show me your way I ask this in your Holy name amen 🙏🙏

  7. Praise God.
    Please pray for my pre visit to be a success and that the lord provides for it financially, may it not only stop there but also lead to introduction and wedding so that I have a holy marriage that glorifies the lord. Also that there should be no obstacles to it but rather success.
    Also, pray for me that the lord provides for me financially so that I get to clear my debts, and the lord provides for me rent money.
    Pray for me that the Saturday meeting goes successfully and if it’s a good opportunity for me, then the lord answers the prayer of a new job opportunity better than what I have now.

    God bless you so much!

  8. Hello brethren, kindly assist me pray for husband John to get an employment cause am straining taking care of the family alone.thanks in advance.

  9. Dear Holy Spirit: Please hear my prayers-I pray for my marriage that it will grow in faith/love. That we are happy/successful in our jobs, that our health will be good. Please bless our 2 adult sons and their girlfriends that they too will be happy/successful in their jobs; that their health will be good, & their faith will increase daily. Thank you for blessing them with S & S. I pray that you can help our middle son with his financial burden. Please bless our daughter, son in-law, and 2 grandsons that their health will be good, and their faith will grow daily. I pray that they will be happy/successful in their jobs, and thank you so much for blessing us w/2 beautiful grandsons. We thank you so much for all that you have blessed us with. We surrender ourselves to you, adore you, believe in you and trust You. Amen

  10. Please pray for me to get a job and be able to take care of my family, also pray for me that l may be strong in times of difficulties.

  11. Please pray that my words of resignation tomorrow flow gracefully and respectfully. Please pray that they will be accepted with respectful and compassionate hearts. May my new employment treat me with respect and embrace and encourage my love of learning.

  12. Dear Lord please heal my Children, protect my family and marriage, and please unite us again as a family in the UK and help me to become the mother i should be to them through Christ our Lord. Amen All our family heart desires not evil we commit to your hands we pray Lord. Amen

  13. Pray for happiness, to be closer to the Sacred heart of Jesus and Mama Mary, get to know my Father and trust in Heaven. I pray for my husband and I, my daughter and her boyfriend to be healed spiritual, physically, emotionally, financially. I caused a lot of debit with my gambling problem and I need wisdom and help to pay my debt. Looking for a part time job . I pray for my who is in so much pain with health issues and a broken heart, too many losses on her life . I lift up all my brothers and sisters, their spouses children and extended family. All my friends and coworkers,
    My full time job, all those that need prayer, asked for prayers and have no one to prayer for them I lift them up. All those that passed away May God rest their beautiful souls, many May Mama Mary cover them with her mantle of love I lift up my husbands and daughter’s prayer and I pray that you bless them abundantly, you know what they need and if I forgot something please remember it for me. Thank you Father Amen xoxo

  14. Pray for my knee to heel quickly and for help to com if needed. Also for a just outcome to the may ‘23 municipal and regional president elections in Spain. For defeat of antinatural propaganda and behaviour and for the Church.

  15. Lotd i pray for my financial situations. I need a financial breakthrough.
    I pray that my daughter be successful with all het exams.
    I pray for justice with my court matter.
    I pray for protection from natural disasters

  16. Wonderful Savior healer and provider, I humble myself before you asking for complete healing restoration and strength as I recover from surgery, Holy Spirit fill me with that Joy , give me wisdom Knowledge and understanding,help me to be a blessing to others,I pray for family blessings guidance and protection, for this world to be filled with Love and Joy and for all those who needs healing, also pray for the homeless, widows and orphans that you pour out your ever ending love upon them, I make these prayer through Christ our lord.

  17. Special prayers for Cecil Litton, father to peggy , an aide who helped me. She called very upset, crying, he is in the hospital is 90 some years old.

  18. Much thanks for a very important answered prayer.

    I pray my daughter find peace, strength, success and happiness in making the right decision for her future. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  19. God bless you Annie and John as well as all brethrens in Jesus Name Amen

    Thank you Holy Spirit

    Thank Jesus Christ and Mary our Mother
    My prayers were successful

  20. Dear Holy Spirit,
    Please help my furry companion Angel to be healthy and happy naturally. Vet Bill’s have been astronomical for years…it seems I’m doing ok with the regimen I have her on, homemade and natural remedies.
    Thank you Holy Spirit!
    We will be loyal to you to listen more attentively to your promptings!
    Love….Patty & Angel

  21. Dear Holy Spirit,
    Please be my lead and my guide as I continue with my journey on earth.
    I’ve had many difficult and painstaking mental anquishes to break through because the evil one was prowling like a roaring lion looking for me to devour.
    I was Spiritually immature.
    I have now grown beautifully with my Spiritual life.
    Still having financial upheavals and not up to par living conditions.
    Please teach me your ways as without you my life is one big knot of confusion. Please help me.
    Thank you for all the Blessings and Graces that have been bestowed on me! I love you and will do my best to continue to fulfill my life on the path to holiness!
    You are amazing..I do love you and I am aware I need alot more of you..please.
    Thank you with all my love,

  22. For unity in the family
    For unconditional love in the family
    For healing physical and emotional illnesses in the family

  23. For my daughter OCEANA for the Holy Spirit to come into her heart and Convert het heart bsck to Jesus and God and for her HEALING

    For the Holy spirit to convett my son’s heart and soul and for his healing

    For the Holy Spirit to convert my sister natalie’s heart and soul and bring her back to the church .. to heal her too.

    For my mom for the Holy Spirit to convert her heart and soul and bring her back to the church and to HEAL her.

  24. Dear Lord, thank you for all the blessings. I pray for the health and safety of my family. Also, I pray for career opportunities for me and my husband so that we can provide for our family.

  25. For the complete healing of my daughter, Julia Anne from Brest cancer. Surgery done, pathology saw no additional cancer after tumor was removed. Chem starts June 12th. Thank you and may all your requests be granted.

  26. Please pray for me to give me strength and understanding of my intrusive sister-in Law. Her name is Vivian

  27. Please Holy Spirit pray my for my son and his family and friends have a safe blessed day at the lake today. Pray him and his family and friends make great memories and have fun as a family and make good choices when it comes to drinking and driving. Please protect them in all ways.
    Please Holy Spirit I pray for my brother Gary that he has a good blessed day and no side effects from the chemo. Please pray God is with his wife Tammy who is so good to Gary and give her the strength to take care of him.
    Please pray we all have a blessed safe weekend.
    In Jesus name I pray.