Novena to the Holy Spirit
The fruits of the Holy Spirit
“The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration. As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more perfect. Such acts of virtue leave the heart filled with joy and consolation and are known as the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These fruits in turn render the practice of virtue more attractive and become a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the service of God, to serve Whom is to reign.”
“Come, O Divine Spirit, fill my heart with Your heavenly fruits, Your charity, joy, peace, patience. benignity, goodness, faith, mildness, and temperance, that I may never weary in the service of God, but by continued faithful submission to Your inspiration, may merit to be united eternally with You in the love of the Father and the Son.”Amen.
Our Father ~ Hail Mary ~ Glory Be to the Father (seven times) ~ Act of Consecration (see Novena to the Holy Spirit (Day 1))
Prayer for the Seven Gifts
“Almighty and Eternal God, Who has vouchsafed to regenerate us by the water and the Holy Spirit, and has given us forgiveness of all sins, vouchsafe to send forth from Heaven upon us Your sevenfold Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Fortitude, the Spirit of Knowledge and Piety, and fill us with the Spirit of Holy Fear.” Amen.
– Novena taken from Novena and Prayers to the Holy Spirit, Original Text by Daniel A. Lord, S.J., P. 2 & 16