The Original Novena…

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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).

he Holy Spirit plays a BIG part in our lives.

So, as we pray, ask the Holy Spirit for something concrete and measurable. 

We will start praying on Friday, May 27th.

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And you can share your prayer intentions with us all below.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

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  1. My intention for this Novena is for the Holy Spirit to empower my life. To live the life God has for me

  2. Please God I humbly and desperately pray for my brother Gary and Jenny. They are going to their specialist to see if their health problems are cancer related. Please God help them get good reports and no cancer. Please God we need them here and they need you desperately to be with them. They are both strong in faith.
    I pray for my son, he seems to be down right now please talk to him and let him know you are there. In Jesus Christ I pray whom I love and need, and worship. Amen

  3. Praying desperately my son quits drinking. He is drinking through the week now. Please I pray he gets his drinking under control. Please God let it be your will that my daughter and niece gets a call in the morning they was selected for positions at our local head start school.
    In Jesus name I desperately pray. Amen

  4. I pray for my daughter to get hired at our local head start school. She is praying hard too. Please God answer her prayers.
    I pray my niece pays me the money she owes me tomorrow.
    In Jesus name I pray .

  5. Dear Jesus/Mary/All Saints: I humbly pray for my marriage that it will grow in faith and love. Please bless us that we are happy/successful in our jobs, that our health will be good, and that are faith will deepen. Please bless our oldest son and S that they too will be happy/successful in their jobs, that their health will be good, and their faith will grow. Thank you for blessing them w/each other and home. Please bless our middle son that he will be happy/successful in his job, that he will reconsider counseling and thank you for blessing him with S. May she be his soul mate. That their faith will grow, and health will be good. Please bless our daughter, son in-law that they will be happy/successful in their jobs, that their faith and love will be good. Thank you for blessing us w/grandchildren, please protect them, and that daughter will have a good pregnancy, delivery and this grandbaby will be healthy. I pray for family/friends and we thank you for all that you have blessed us with. I pray for everyone in this world, and please protect us fro, all evil. Amen.

  6. Holy Sprit please help me to get a meaningful and great paying job in green energy or regenerative agriculture or of equal value to save our planet.

  7. I pray for the manifestation of the gifts of the holy spirit in my life in Jesus’ name Amen
    I pray for the grace to love God more than ever and to comet myself into his service with all my strength in Jesus’ ame i pray Amen

  8. Conversion of my husband to deeper faith in Jesus Christ. A sense of curiosity cultivated in my father in law about the Catholic Church she the Bible. An increase in faith of my children . A “let go and let God” attitude in my being. Conversion of sinners.

  9. Dear Holy Spirit I pray desperately that I have gained and continue to gain the knowledge and skills I need to successfully pass the paraeducator assessment in the morning July 13th. In Jesus Christ name I pray whom I need, love and worship. Amen 🙏

  10. My partner and I are currently jobless. I left my job recently without a plan B because of my mental health. We are being evicted by our landlord this month and our kids need school fees. I am praying for provision and a job for my partner and I

  11. Dear Holy Spirit I desperately pray I gain the knowledge I need to successfully pass the paraeducator assessment that I plan on taking July 8 2022. Please I pray for guidance and ability to memorize the subjects as I study this week. In Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

  12. Please pray that my beloved daughter will through the grace of The Holy Spirit be brought back in full communion with Jesus and the Church as she has started walking away from both

  13. That my 3rd grand child will be happily baptized in the church soon and her Daddy will
    Become CAtholic and go to Mass. please Holy Spirit move this family to the church and have my daughter have a love again for the church😊

  14. Just wanted to thank God for all I have been receiving, God is good and he has helped me so much. I love these Novenas, I always new God hears me. No matter what life brings to me bad or good God has always helped me in everything. I am so grateful for these prayers. Thank you all for let me a part of these prayers.

  15. I am praying for a change in my parents life. I’m praying that they become more active, positive and supportive parents. May God clear negligence, laziness and any curse in their lives. I’m praying that they get their own home, that they elevate in business and start doing better financially.

    I pray for comfort over my family especially our grandmas and dad after Pompilio’s passing.

    I pray for someone/people who are reliable and will help me as i head for my maternity leave. May my company still do well even as I’m partially away.

    I pray for immeasurable Favor over my life. May all that i do bring God Glory and be an inspiration to others.

    I pray for a safe delivery of our sweet baby girl Audrey. For this child i prayed. May she never lack nothing. May she be blessed as she grows up. May we be responsible parents and good role models.

    I pray for everything that we haven’t yet done in terms of preparing for birth. May God keep providing so that we might accomplish. I pray for seats, a 55/65 television, Audreys stuff, hospital money, helpers.

    I pray for my self, my family, friends and loved ones, Acquaintances. I pray for their healing, prosperity, long life( may they never die before fulfilling God’s purpose on earth), Good good health, Protection every day and night, Heavenly guidance, immeasurable favor and fear of the Lord, Strength and courage,‘positive and hopeful living, success and prosperity, provision and abundance, Goodness, mercy, Peace that surpasses all human understanding, Joy, happiness, Love.

    I pray for pleasant Surprises from heaven.

    I pray for success in all my proposals

    I pray for our country and people as we head onto elections. May God give us guidance and a heavenly leading

    Praying for everyone going through hard times. May God easen their situations and restore them. May God heal, provide, uplift, guide and strengthen them.

  16. Please give me the strength and good health I need to continue to drive my car and get to church, to the hospital to do my voluntary work, to the Legion to do my voluntary work there also.
    May I always be able to continue to do quilting and other things.

    Please do not force me to have to ask everyone’s help to accomplish the things I have prayed for.
    Thank you!

  17. Please pray for protection from spiritual and physical attacks on people’s lives, and for God’s justice. That Jesus will intervene and deliver perpetrators to his cross.

  18. For protection from Covid or any virus for my husband, father and mother -in-law all family friends, relatives and myself. My we all be shielded and protected on this trip and travel home safely and healthy and leave my in-laws in good health!Please Lord protect my elderly in-Laws, Mom and Dad🙏‼️

  19. Dear Holy Spirit.
    Please I beg you to fall afresh on us !
    Fall afresh on me!
    I entreat You Oh Holy Spirit of God to be merciful and bless my son Peter with a job. He has been searching for one year now;and I am going to trust YOU, OH HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, TO FIND HIM A JOB VERY SOON !
    Thank you from a mother’s heart!

  20. Dear Holy Spirit.
    Please I beg you to fall afresh on us !
    Fall afresh on me!
    I entreat You Oh Holy Spirit of God to be merciful and bless my son Peter with a job. He has been searching for one year now;and I am going to trust YOU, OH HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, TO FIND HIM A JOB VERY SOON !
    Thank you from a mother’s heart!

  21. Please pray for the power and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit to come into the hearts and minds of all who suffer from depression and anxiety. The demands of this life have become more difficult for many people to handle on their own. Please help them to remember that they have the ability to overcome any obstacle in their life by the God given strength of the Holy Spirit.