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Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father; and of the Son; and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Consecration to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, you are my friend. I give you myself. I ask you to dwell deeply inside of me and make me holy. I want to know the fire of God’s love. I want to love God with all my heart. Amen!

Prayer to the Holy Spirit – 1

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be recreated. And you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation; through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier)

I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes, control your imagination and close your eyes to the things of sense and your ears to all the noises of the world, in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctity of your baptized soul, (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to that Divine Spirit, saying to him:

Oh, 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.

If you do this, your life will flow along happily, serenely and full of consolation, even in the midst of trials. Grace will be proportioned to the trial, giving you the strength to carry it, and you will arrive at the gate of Paradise, laden with merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity.

Litany of the Holy Spirit

The Church has approved for private devotion a litany of the Holy Spirit which is given here for you to say.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Holy Spirit, hear us.
Holy Spirit, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,*

*Have mercy on us is repeated after each invocation.

God, the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Holy Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father,
Holy Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son,
Promise of the Father, most bounteous,
Gift of God most high,
Ray of heavenly Light,
Author of all good,
Source of living Water,
Consuming Fire,
Burning Love,
Spiritual Unction,
Spirit of truth and power,
Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
Spirit of counsel and fortitude,
Spirit of knowledge and piety,
Spirit of fear of the Lord,
Spirit of compunction,
Spirit of grace and prayer,
Spirit of charity, peace, and joy,
Spirit of patience,
Spirit of longanimity and goodness,
Spirit of benignity and mildness,
Spirit of fidelity,
Spirit of modesty and continence,
Spirit of chastity,
Spirit of adoption of children of God,
Holy Spirit, comforter,
Holy Spirit, sanctifier,
You through Whom spoke holy men of God,
You Who overshadowed Mary,
You by Whom Mary conceived Christ,
You Who descend upon human beings at Baptism,
You Who, on the Day of Pentecost, appeared through fiery tongues,
You by Whom we are reborn,
You Who dwell in us as in a temple,
You Who govern and animate the Church
You Who fill the whole world,

That You may renew the face of the earth,
We beseech You, hear us.
That You may shed Your Light upon us, **

**We beseech You, hear us is repeated after each invocation.

That You may pour Your Love into our hearts,
That You may inspire us to love our neighbor,
That You may teach us to ask for the graces we need,
That You may enlighten us with Your heavenly inspirations,
That You may guide us in the way of holiness,
That You may make us obedient to Your commandments,
That You may teach us how to pray,
That You may always pray with us,
That You may inspire us with horror for sin,
That You may direct us in the practice of virtue,
That You may make us persevere in a holy life,
That You may make us faithful to our vocation,
That You may grant us good Priests and Bishops,
That You may give us good Christian families,
That You may grant us a spiritual renewal of the Church,
That You may guide and console the Holy Father,

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; spare us O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; graciously hear us O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit, hear us. Holy Spirit, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
V. Create a clean heart in us.
R. Renew a right spirit in us.


Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina after Holy Communion

Stay With Me

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have you present so that I do not forget you. You know how easily I abandon you.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need your strength, that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my life, and without you, I am without fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my light, and without you, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear your voice and follow you.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love you very much, and always be in your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if you wish me to be faithful to you.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for you, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches.
It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way. And for that, I need you.
It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.
O how I need you, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus. In life with all its dangers, I need you.
Let me recognize you as your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to you, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love.
Stay with me, Lord, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of you!
Stay with me, Lord, for it is you alone I look for, your love, your grace, your will, your heart, your Spirit, because I love you and ask no other reward but to love you more and more.
With a firm love, I will love you with all my heart while on earth and continue to love you perfectly during all eternity. Amen.