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. I pray for my son who just filed for divorce. Please I pray God watches over him and guide him through his new journey to make good decisions and Rhonda will sell him the property he needs to build him a home. I pray for Kate that God helps her get through this.
    In Jesus name I pray 🙏..

  2. I know this novena is coming to a close. But I’m starting it today.
    Me and my husband has been having issues lately and he has even gone to a point of cheating on me.
    I’m not financially well, so I have depended on him to take care of us for a while now.
    Because of this issues, I seem to have lost myself and I can’t seem to find my way back to myself. I want to pray to the holy Spirit to guide me back to myself.
    My dad was also recently diagnosed with cancer and I want home to get well so that I can take care of him.

  3. Please pray for my High School teen son to have a productive, safe, and blessed school year. He is easily distracted and I want him to be protected, successful, and robust this school year. There is a challenge at the moment to get some classes dropped and changed. I want this to be a smooth transition as well.

    I also need clarity and guidance for a relationship that seems to not be going anywhere. I love this man but he is in a different state. We knew each other for almost 30 years now but lost connection when I relocated about 28 years, ago. I love him dearly and I believe he does but need him to make more efforts in getting here where he says he will like to relocate or at least visit more and be committed. I pray that his legal battle to gain custody of his son and financial lawsuit in court will also be a victory for him so his mind will be at ease.’

    Also wants to pray for financial stability. As a single mom and with property taxes, rising, it has been difficult. Pray for financial stability and a new job with money increase within my employer.


  4. Holy Spirt come into my heart, body and Soul. Bring me peace , quiet the adrenals . I pray that the Holy Spirt will answer my request.

    I pray to you.

  5. I thank God for the gift of life, health and my family. I pray to God for wisdom and knowledge to know what he wants me to do and lead me to where he wants me to go . I pray though the holy spirit to guide me and protect from every distractions in my life and make me holy . I pray for a Godly relationship that is built on love and trust. I also pray for my education, that the lord will always guide me as i finish my studies.Amen

  6. I pray for my grandson. His father is unkind to him emotionally and his step mother. I pray God that they stop the behavior and see their own unkindness, that God completely protects him in every way. That god gives him strength to tell someone at school so that his father/step mother will stop and get help. I pray God that he is allowed to stay with his mother full time and that he is completely healed. In the name of Jesus, I know you can perform miracles. Amen. I pray for a miracle for my daughter and her son. Thank you! I pray for my daughter to get the strength to stand up and take him out. She tried in the past and the courts did nothing. I pray that Jesus you intercede.

  7. Requesting prayers for ET who is having heart problems (Afib). Her heart is not going back into a normal rhythm and is having a procedure to try and make that happen tomorrow. Prayers needed. Thank you so very much.

  8. For my nephew, Tommy Carroll who’s got an accident he is an ICU please pray for healing. He needs one. He has a wife and two children i’m begging of everybody to pray

  9. Trusting God for a JOB. a good job good working environment and good pay for me and my husband.may we do well in our interviews.Amen.

  10. Holy Spirit please come into my heart and hear my desperate pleas..
    I feel so alone , I call out to the Holy One and he does not hear me.
    Please hear me and intercede for me. Bring me peace within .
    I ask this .. and healing of my body .


  11. Oh Holy Spirit, come into my heart and heal me. I was told in a dream to ask you for your healing . Help me to open my heart and let you come in .
    Help me to feel God s Grace with in. Help me to see the light and know that I have not been abandoned. Heal my last procedure so I won’t have to have another surgery. All things are possible with God. Help me to day with my morning issues.
    Holy Spirit being light and peace with in .


  12. Please pray for: Jack to return to the Church,
    Jastin to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior,
    strength and guidance for Sandy and her family,
    Fr. Gerry and his recovery from cancer,
    Jim and a clean PET scan on June 26th,
    Meaghan and Daniel to find gainful employment.

  13. Please pray for: Jack to return to the Church
    Jastin to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior
    strength and guidance for Sandy and her family
    Fr. Gerry and his recovery from cancer
    Jim and a clean PET scan on June 26th.

  14. Praying that God may open doors for me and my husband to get a job thw t we’ve currently applied for, praying for my family deliverance from the generational bondanges and evil attacks, praying for financial breakthrough in my family, praying fir My kids I and F God to always be ther guidance in everything that they do, praying for good health and strong immunity for my kids, praying for repentance and Gods will, signs, miracles in my life. AMEN

  15. Praying for love ! That the Lord will send me some who loves me with God’s heat,God’s mind & soul. Someone who loves me unconditionally!
    Amen! Thank u Baby Jesus!👶

  16. Dear Jesus/Mary/All Saints: Thank you for listening to us. 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 help him with the job situation. 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-please protect them from all evil. We thank you so much for all that you have blessed us with. We are thankful to you, adore you, believe in you, love you, and trust in You. Amen

  17. I pray for Holy Trinity to dwell in me
    Oh Lord help me
    *To stop being jealous
    *To love my husband with all his downfalls
    *To believe in my prayers and aknowledge answers from God
    * To succeed from our preparations for thanks giving towards the end of this year 2023
    * For my children T,R,T,P and S ‘s successful from school ,job,wellbeing and their God’s fearing partners in Jesus name
    *For my business Amen

  18. Please pray for me for a job breakthrough… I have sent application in different company’s and still waiting for feedback 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  19. 1. Pray for a good man and a stable relationship
    2. Financial breakthrough and job stability
    3. My brother to get a job
    4. My sister to open up her business
    My big sister to get a good school and to get married

  20. 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.

  21. 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 .

  22. My prayers request is for God to give me the Grace to continue to have integrity in my daily dealing with people around me both spiritual and other people

  23. This may seem impossible because of the circumstances surrounding it. I ask the holy spirit to help me pass my exams and get a place for my internship.

    I hope zero hope because I find it difficult to study hard and consistently.

  24. After 4 long years, today my daughter, who has been living on the streets, addicted to fentanyl, has placed herself in a detox and rehab program. Please pray that she is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to remain with this program and be freed permanently of her addiction. Pray that the Holy Spirit will help her fight off the evil one and that she will receive Jesus again and that He will grant her forgiveness and mercy. Please pray that she will be reunited with her 13 year old daughter that we have been raising in her absence. Thank You God for keeping her alive and for this miracle we are seeing in her seeking help!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. My sons return to the church
    Michael get a job at Baxter
    Trey and Cameron find their way
    Maddie to remain chaste and return to the faith
    Braylon be baptized and not become an emotional dumping ground for his mom and that he thrive
    Mine and Michael relationship grow with the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ

  29. I pray for a new job.let the job be in a favourable environment and let me be able to cater for my family needs and tobe able to take my daughter to school

  30. 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 🙏🙏

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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,

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

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

  51. 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.