Written by Michael Fones
Thursday, 24 May 2007 04:55
Consider using this prayer as part of your preparation for the celebration of Pentecost.
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who before ascending into Heaven promised to send the Holy Spirit to finish your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, 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 way of the Saints;
the spirit of piety, that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable;
the spirit of awe and wonder, that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and my 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.