Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Friday, May 26, 2017

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, 
before ascending into heaven, 
didst promise to send the Holy Ghost 
to finish Thy work in the souls 
of Thy Apostles and Disciples, 
deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, 
that He may perfect in my soul 
the work of Thy grace and Thy 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 Thy 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 Thee, 
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 
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 Thy true disciples 
and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. 

Amen.

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