Our Novena For Guidance Concerning Our Parish Home

We are looking for guidance from the Holy Spirit for our new parish home. Things are starting to move as we undertake our search. But we will not succeed unless God wills it. So join us in praying daily for the Lord to show us our path. The novena psalm and prayer are below. If you wish to receive daily email reminders, let us know at stlukesdcordinariate@gmail.com.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it.


For Guidance Concerning Our Parish Home

The Psalm Psalm 132: 3-5, 7-9, 14-15
I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house, * nor
climb up into my bed;
I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to
slumber; * neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord; * an
habitation for the Mighty God of Jacob.
We will go into his tabernacle, * and fall low on our knees
before his footstool.
Arise, O Lord, into thy resting-place; * thou, and the ark of
thy strength.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; * and let thy
saints sing with joyfulness.
For the Lord hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for
himself; * he hath longed for her.
This shall be my rest for ever: * here will I dwell, for I have a
delight therein.

The Collect
Holy Spirit, Giver of Life to the Church, grant us wisdom and understanding, enlightening our minds to perceive the path to which you call your people. Give us right judgment and courage, guiding us as we step out boldly into the future you have planned for us. Send us knowledge and reverence, helping us to see the lasting value of the gifts you have bestowed on this parish family. Spirit of the Living God, enflame our hearts with faith, hope, and love. Do a new thing with us and make us docile under your direction. Come, Holy Ghost, and renew the face of the earth. Amen.

IMPRIMATUR: +Steven J. Lopes, Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, 2 May 2018