Spirit of Consolation, Visiting the troubled heart, bestow restful peace, refreshing peace bestow.

Tiziano Vecellio c.1545 Pentecost

Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 3, adapted from EWTN

For Reflection on the Gift of Piety:
The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving Father. It inspires us to love and respect for His sake persons and things consecrated to Him, as well as those who are vested with His authority, His Blessed Mother and the Saints, the Church and its visible Head, our parents and superiors, our country and its rulers.  He who is filled with the gift of Piety finds the practice of his religion not a burdensome duty, but a delightful service.  Where there is love, there is no labor.

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart. Enkindle in it such a love for God that I may find satisfaction only in His service, and for His sake lovingly submit to all legitimate authority.  Amen.

Pray: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, The Act of Consecration and the Prayer for the Seven Gifts