Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus. And thank you for the men and women who have made a gift of themselves by entering religious life. Holy Spirit, please share your Wisdom and Counsel with us during this novena. We ask you to speak to our hearts now in this time of quiet prayer.

Heavenly Father, help us to draw closer to you in prayer so that we may serve you with the same gifts that you have given us. Teach us to praise you with words, with silence, with music, with art and with our actions. You are goodness, truth and beauty and for all that you have given us to deepen our faith, we give you thanks and praise. Amen.