Novena for our Confirmation Students August 5-13
Please pray for the youth of All Saints and St. Teresa as they prepare to be confirmed Saturday, August 14th at St Louis in Batesville.
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven, promised to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, grant the same Holy Spirit to those who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, that He may perfect in their souls, the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant them the Spirit of Wisdom that they may despise the things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten their minds with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that they may ever choose the surest way of pleasing You and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that they may bear their crosses with You and that they may overcome with courage, all the obstacles that oppose their salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that they may know You and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that they may find the service of God sweet and joyful, and the Spirit of Fear that they may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Make them, dear Lord, Your true disciples, and fill them with Your Spirit. Grant me your grace and hear my humble petitions…(mention private intentions here), grant these desires if they will give you eternal praise and glory. Amen.