Devotional Prayers to The Holy Spirit

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1.  Prayer to the Holy Spirit

O, Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul , . . I adore You.  Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.

Tell me what I should do . . . give me Your orders.

I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.  Let me only know Your will.

 

2.  A Secret of Sanctity

I am going to reveal to you a secret of sanctity and happiness.  If every day during five minutes, you will keep your imagination quiet, shut your eyes to all the things of sense, and close your ears to all the sounds of earth, so as to be able to withdraw into the sanctuary of your baptized soul, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, speaking there to that Holy Spirit saying:

O Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, I adore You.  Enlighten, guide, strength, and console me.  Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it.  I promise to be submissive in everything that You permit to happen to me, only show me what is Your will.

If you do this, your life will pass happily and serenely.  Consolation will abound even in the midst of troubles.  Grace will be given in proportion to the trial as well as strength to bear it, bringing you to the gates of Paradise full of merit.

This submission to the Holy Spirit is the Secret of Sanctity.
Cardinal Mercier

3.  Daily Prayer To The Holy Spirit

Creator Spirit, come and visit the souls that are Yours; fill with heavenly grace the hearts that You created.

You are called by the names of Paraclete, gift of God most high, spring of life, fire, love and the soulís anointing.

Seven gifts are Yours to give.  You are the finger of the Fatherís firth hand.  You, the clear promise of the Father, give menís tongues the grace of speech.

Kindle a light in our minds, pour love into our hearts and uphold with Your unfailing strength the frailty of our human nature.

Drive our enemy far from us and give us always the gift of peace; so may it be that, with Your grace ever guiding us in this way, we may avoid all that is sinful.

Grant that through You we may know the Father and the Son, and may we ever believe You to be the Spirit of both the Father and the Son.

Glory be to God the Father, and to the Son, who rose from the dead, and to the Paraclete, for ever and ever.  Amen.

4.  For Faith, Hope and Love

Holy Spirit, open my eyes and calm my mind.  Give me the recollection of the Fatherís love, of the Sonís unceasing prayer, of the world as Godís world and of Your own presence within me.  Holy Spirit, give me faith.

Holy Spirit, reveal to me the truth of the Fatherís unfailing purpose; of the Sonís victory and risen presence; the truth about myself Ė sinner yet child beloved of God, Holy Spirit give me hope.

Holy Spirit, give me peace; peace with God and peace with man.  Kindle my desire for You.  Strengthen my will to live and serve.  Teach me and lead me where You will.  Holy Spirit, give me love.

5.  For Holiness

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.

Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy.

Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.

Guard me, O Holy Spirit, so that I may always be holy.

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6.  To the Holy Spirit

Heavenly Father, You have called me to be a member of the mystical body of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and to be a temple of the Holy Spirit.  In Your goodness grant to me the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:

Wisdom, that I may understand the follies of this life;
Understanding, that I may grasp more fully the meaning of my existence and the purpose of all things in the world;
Counsel, that I may always choose the proper way;
Fortitude, that I may remain faithful to You under the pressure of temptation;
Knowledge, that I may always be aware of the ways of God;
Piety, that I may revered You in all I do, think, or say;
Fear of the Lord, if the motive of love should fail me, that I may be quickly awakened to the eternal consequences of my deeds. 


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ome, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

7.  Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Almighty God, Adorable Spirit, Truth, Love and Light fill my soul with grace.  Enlighten my intellect so that I may know truth.  Direct my will so that I may choose good.  Move my soul so that I may completely love You, the Father and the Son.

8.  Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with Your holy gifts. 

Let my weakness be penetrated with Your strength this very day that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously, that I may do what is right and just.

Let my charity be such as to offend no one, and hurt no oneís feelings; so generous as to pardon sincerely any wrong done to me.

Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trials of life, enlighten me in my ignorance, advise me in my doubts, strengthen me in my weakness, help me in all my needs, protect me in temptations and console me in afflictions.

Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit, and pour Your light into my heart, my soul, and my mind.

Assist me to live a holy life and to grow in goodness and grace.  Amen.

9.  Abide With Us

O Holy Spirit of God, abide with us; inspire all our thoughts; fill our imagination; suggest all our decisions; order all our doings.

Be with us in our silence and in our speech, in our haste and in our leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and in the weariness of the evening Ė and give us the grace at all times humbly to rejoice in Your mysterious companionship, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

10.  Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.  And you shall renew the face of the earth.

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, instructs the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations, through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

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11.  Prayer to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.

Release upon our Church, the diverse gifts of your Spirit.  Grant that they may be received by open hearts, prepared and willing to cultivate these charisms, given to all believers, each unique, each important in service to the Body of Christ.

Strengthen us with your courage as we go forth, in the spirit of the first apostolic community, to spread the Good News to all peoples in all nations.

Bless our efforts in community with the peace, love, and the joy of your Spirit, unity in diversity, as we build up your Church for the sole purpose of your greater glory, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

12.  Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God.  I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love.  You are the Strength and Light of my soul.  In You I live and move and am. 

I desire ever to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You.  Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light and listen to Your voice and follow Your gracious inspirations.

I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness.  Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You.

Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to You always and everywhere, ďSpeak Lord for Your servant is listening.Ē  Amen.

 13.  Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love.

Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal / the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth / the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven / the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation / the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints / the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable / the Spirit of Fear of the Lord that I may be filled with the loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. 

Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Your true disciples and animate me in all things with Your Spirit.  Amen.

14.  Devotion Prayer to the Holy Spirit

O Holy Spirit, enkindle in our hearts the fire of your love.

Release upon our Church, the diverse gifts of your Spirit.  Grant that they may be received by open hearts, prepared and willing to cultivate these charisms, given to all believers, each unique, each important in service to the Body of Christ.

Strengthen us with your courage as we go forth, in the spirit of the first apostolic community, to spread the Good News to all peoples in all nations.

Bless our efforts in community with the peace, love, and the joy of your Spirit, unity in diversity, as we build up your Church for the sole purpose of your greater glory, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

15.  Prayer For Unity

One only Holy Spirit of Father and Son in whom all are baptized, one Giver of many gifts, one Tree of many fruits, one speaker of every tongue, renew in our day the wonders of Pentecost.

Grant that people of every race and nation may understand one another, and as one, proclaim the praises of God.  Grant that all may be one as you, Spirit, with the Father and the Son are one God, one Lord.

Grant unity to the body of Christ; grant unity to the human family.  Sole breath of every living thing, may all be one who, in you, live and move and have their being.

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16.  Prayer for Vocations

O Holy Spirit we ask you to descend on the Christian youth of our land, so as to inspire them with the Spirit of sacrifice and love, and to give them the courage to accept the challenge.

May Your Spirit of Piety arouse in them zeal for souls; may Your Spirit of Fortitude give them the strength to listen to your voice; may your Spirit of Counsel guide them to a true vocation; may Your Spirit of knowledge make them realize the truth of the words of Holy Scripture, "He who causes a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul"; may Your Spirit of Wisdom point out to them the nobility of Your service.

17.  Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the Pope

Holy Spirit, source of all gifts, give to Your shepherd, the pope, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a Spirit of knowledge and love.

Holy Spirit help Your Pope to govern with fidelity those entrusted to his care.  May he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.

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