Common Prayers for Spiritans
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence and Wonder-Awe.
Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost:
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who before ascending into heaven, promised to send the Holy Ghost 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 ways 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; and
- the Spirit of Fear, that I may be filled with a 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
An Act of Consecration To the Holy Ghost
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 the Light of my Soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never 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 to 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, 0 Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to You always and everywhere, Speak Lord, for Your servant is listening.
Prayer For The Archconfraternity of The Holy Ghost
Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
from Thy clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give.
Come, Thou Father of the poor.
Come with treasures which endure.
Come Thou light of all that live.
Thou of all Consolers best,
Thou the soul's delightsome guest,
dost refreshing peace bestow.
Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
pleasant coolness in the heat,
solace in the midst of woe.
Light Immortal! Light Divine!
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine,
and our inmost being fill.
If Thou take Thy grace away,
nothing pure in man will stay;
all his good is turned to ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
on our dryness pour Thy dew;
wash the stains of guilt away.
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
melt the frozen, warm the chill;
guide the steps that go astray.
Thou on those who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
in Thy sevenfold gifts descend.
Give them comfort when they die;
give them life with Thee on high;
give them joys which never end.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Lord Jesus, You have promised and given to your church the Spirit Counselor, confirm in those who believe and hope in you the gift of the Holy Spirit: Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.
In your spirit:
Give wisdom to our hearts.
Give understanding to our minds.
Give us counsel in our uncertainties.
Give us fortitude in our weakness.
Give true knowledge to our thoughts.
Give us piety in our intentions.
Give us awe of the lord in our lives.
Give us faith in our prayer.
Give us hope for our journey.
Give charity to our actions.