Heal our wounds – our strength renews; On our dryness pour Your dew, Wash the stains of guilt away.

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Pentecost Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts: Day 7, adapted from EWTN

For Reflection on the Gift of Counsel:
The gift of Counsel endows the soul with supernatural prudence, enabling it to judge promptly and rightly what must be done, especially in difficult circumstances. Counsel applies the principles furnished by Knowledge and Understanding to the innumerable concrete cases that confront us in the course of our daily duty as parents, teachers, public servants, and Christian citizens.  Counsel is supernatural common sense, a priceless treasure in the quest of salvation. “Above all these things, pray to the Most High, that He may direct thy way in truth.”

Prayer
Come, O Spirit of Counsel, help and guide me in all my ways, that I may always do Your holy will.  Incline my heart to that which is good; turn it away from all that is evil, and direct me by the straight path of Your commandments to that goal of eternal life for which I long.

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