Community Novena – Day 9 Generosity

 

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, we thank you for the good gifts that you have given us in our lives and particularly during this novena. We ask that you inflame our hearts with a desire to generously give ourselves to you and others. Please show us how we can use our unique gifts and talents to build up the body of Christ. We ask that you clearly reveal our next steps and give us the inspiration, courage and resources to do your will. Amen.

Community Novena – Day 8 Faith

 

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.

Community Novena – Day 7 Hope

 

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, we ask especially for the virtue of hope. Though our direction may have changed radically, we have hope in your plan for our lives. Be with us when we feel confused and give us a deep and abiding hope. Help us to share this hope with others who are in difficulty and be a light to the world.

Community Novena – Day 6 Community

 

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, you are the source of all that is good. We give you thanks for the bonds of love and friendship that we share with others. And we ask you to increase your gift of charity within us everyday. We offer our prayers for the intentions of those most dear to us entrusting them, and ourselves, to your loving care. Amen.

Community Novena – Day 5 Forgiveness

 

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, we ask for the desire and courage to forgive. We know that unforgiveness creates a wall between your love and our hearts. Please provide us with the supernatural graces we need to forgive those who have hurt us. We especially ask you to soften our hearts towards representatives of the church who have harmed us. Grant us this freedom so we may love more fully. Amen.

Community Novena – Day 4 Mercy

 

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, you are mercy itself. We turn to you in the trials of our daily lives knowing that your love for us is infinite and your mercies are new every morning. We ask you for the grace to seek your will in all things and as you extend your mercy over us lead us to become vessels of mercy for others as well. We place all our hope in you. Amen.