Prayers to the Holy Ghost

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Litany of the Holy Ghost the Paraclete

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete and Sanctifier,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.



Come, Holy Spirit, send down from heaven the rays of Thy divine light. Come, Thou Who art the Father of the poor, the Author of all good things, and the Light of our hearts.


Come, Thou of all consolers best, delightful Guest and sweet Refreshment of our souls.

In our labor Thou art rest, coolness in the heat of passion, solace in our woe. O blessed Light, come, penetrate the very center ot the hearts of the faithful.

Without Thy grace what can man do? How can he guiltless be? Wash, therefore, Lord, our polluted souls, water our barren clay, and heal our wounds.

Soften our stubborn wills, inflame our tepid hearts, guide our wandering steps. Grant to Thy faithful, who trust in Thee, the treasure of Thy sevenfold gift.

Grant us a virtuous life, a happy death, and a happy eternity.

Send then, O God, we beseech Thee, the Holy Ghost into our hearts; and by His sacred Presence and almighty power, may He banish thence the spirit of the world, and of a disorderly life,


We beseech Thee, hear us.*

The spirit of sloth, of self-love, of the love of ease, *
The spirit of hatred and contention, *
The spirit of intemperance and impurity, *
The spirit of pride and vanity, *
The spirit of envy and contention, *
The spirit of detraction, calumny, and uncharitableness, *
The spirit of dissembling, flattering, and lying, *
The spirit of revenge, passion, impatience, *
The spirit of incredulity and profaneness, *
The spirit of immoderate solicitude and worldly care, *
The spirit of tepidity and impiety, *
The spirit of prodigality and covetousness, *
The spirit of frivolity and inconstancy, *
And may He give us the spirit of universal charity by which we may love God above all things, and our neighbors as ourselves,*


Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us.


V. Create in us a clean heart, O God.
R. And renew a right spirit within us.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shall renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:

O God, Who hast taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit: grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Holy Spirit, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, heart, and will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always submissive to Thy heavenly inspirations and to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the Divine Will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to Whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory forever. Amen.


Prayer for the Grace of the Holy Ghost


Come, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier all powerful, God of love, Thou Who didst fill the Virgin Mary with grace, Thou Who didst wonderfully transform the hearts of the Apostles, Thou Who didst endow all Thy martyrs with a miraculous heroism, come and sanctify us. Illumine our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgments, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortune of resisting Thine inspirations. Amen.

Prayer for a Pure Heart



May our hearts be cleansed, O Lord, by the inpouring of the Holy Spirit, and may He render them fruitful by watering them with His heavenly dew.


Consecration to the Holy Ghost



O Holy Spirit, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always submissive to Thy heavenly inspirations and to the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory forever. Amen.

Prayer for Light


O Holy Spirit, Spirit of truth, come into our hearts; shed the brightness of Thy light upon the nations, that they may please Thee in unity of faith.


Prayer for the Grace of God


O Thou plenteous source of every good and perfect gift! bestow abroad the consoling light of Thy seven-fold grace over our hearts! Yea, Spirit of love and gentleness: most humbly we implore Thine assistance! Thou knowest our faults, our failings, our necessities, the dullness of our understanding, the waywardness of our affections, the perverseness of our will. When, therefore, we neglect to practice what we know, visit us, we beseech Thee, with Thy grace; enlighten, God, our minds, rectify our desires, correct our wanderings, and pardon our omissions, so that, by Thy guidance, we may be preserved from making shipwreck of faith, and keep a good conscience, and so, at length, we may be landed in the safe haven of eternal peace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(Saint Anselm of Canterbury)

Act of Oblation to the Holy Ghost

On my knees, before the great cloud of witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body, to Thee, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Thy purity; the unerring keenness of Thy justice, and the might of Thy love. Thou art the strength and the light of my soul. In Thee I live, and move, and am. I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace; and I pray with all my heart to be kept free from the smallest sin against Thee. Make me faithful in every thought; and grant that I may always listen to Thy voice, and watch for Thy light, and follow Thy gracious inspirations. I cling to Thee, and give myself to Thee, and ask Thee by Thy 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 Thee, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never become obstinate in sin. Give me grace, O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father, and the Son, to say to Thee, always and everywhere, Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth. Amen.

Prayer for the Church to the Holy Ghost



O Holy Spirit, Creator, propitiously help the Catholic Church, and by thy supernal power strengthen and confirm it against the assaults of the enemy, by thy charity and grace renew the spirit of thy servants whom thou hast anointed, that in Thee they may glorify the Father and his only begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.









 
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