In sorrow or joy, we are always in need of graces. Our Holy Mother Church always helps us to get them. There are special helps of particular seasons when we are shown what to say and when to say it.
Preparations for Pentecostal graces before and during Ascension tide are one of these seasonal activities when there are customs to guide us.
- Say the Litany of All Saints daily on the Rogation Days (the three days before Ascension Thursday)
- Say the Holy Ghost Novena , which starts on Friday after Ascension Thursday and finishes on the Vigil of Pentecost and has different prayers for each of the nine days .
You can get the text of the novena either by
- going to the Devotions page to item 12. Novena to the Holy Ghost,
- or clicking on the following link,
This gives you the traditional prayer in a beautifully laid out form, but it uses you/your instead of Thou/Thee /Thy. You can easily substitute the Thou for you etc. on your copy. The main thing is to pray the novena!