Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit our hearts, and fill our inmost being!
Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 5, adapted from EWTN
For Reflection on the Gift of Knowledge:
The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true worth – in their relation to God. Knowledge unmasks the pretense of creatures, reveals their emptiness, and points out their only true purpose as instruments in the service of God. It shows us the loving care of God even in adversity, and directs us to glorify Him in every circumstance of life. Guided by its light, we put first things first, and prize the friendship of God beyond all else. “Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesses it.”
Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the will of the Father; show me the emptiness of earthly things, that I may realize their vanity and use them only for Your glory and my own salvation, looking ever beyond them to You, and Your eternal rewards. Amen.