Do you ever feel worn out spiritually? You pray. Life still does not go well. You are kind to others, and you still get mistreated yourself. St. Teresa of Avila is often quoted as having said, "Dear Lord, if this is how You treat Your friends, it is no wonder You have so few." Have you ever felt that way?
Today is the first day of the novena between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost. Although most regions of the United States have moved the Solemnity of the Ascension to this coming Sunday rather than having celebrated it yesterday, please don't miss this opportunity to pray during these nine days leading up to Pentecost. Ask for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life.
If you need access to particular prayers for this novena, I would suggest the prayers from the EWTN website as a starter.
Enjoy these days between the Ascension and Pentecost. Be filled with the Holy Spirit!