A Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
O Holy Spirit, Divine Counselor, we adore you as our true God; one with God our loving Father; one with God His beloved Son. We adore you, and we unite ourselves in the adoration You receive from the holy angels and saints. We entrust You with our hearts, and we offer You our ardent thanksgiving for all the blessings You ceaselessly bestow upon us.
O Holy Spirit**, Who grants all supernatural gifts, we thank You for bestowing Your fullest favor, the Incarnation, upon the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God. We beg You to visit upon us Your every blessing of mercy and grace that we may please our beloved Abba by loving His Son as He does.
O Holy Spirit, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, make our souls worthy of eternal union with the Bridegroom, Jesus Christ. Perfect our beings for His sake, and receive our humblest thanks for actualizing all the divinely-bestowed potential within us.
Grant us the gift of holy fear, so that this wholesome awe may be our only fear; and act on us as a check to prevent us from falling back into sin, for which we beg pardon.
Grant us the the gift of piety, so that we may serve You with increased fervor, follow Your holy inspirations lovingly and promptly, and observe your divine precepts with greatest fidelity.
Grant us the gift of knowledge, “enlighten the eyes of our heart,” so that in knowing the divine will, as enlightened by Your holy teaching, we may walk without deviation in the narrow path of eternal salvation.
Grant us the gift of fortitude, so that we may courageously overcome all the assaults of the devil, temptations of the flesh, and all the dangers of the world which threaten the salvation of our souls.
Grant us the gift of counsel, so that we may choose what is most conducive to our spiritual advancement, ever avoiding the wiles and snares of the tempter, to remain fully and freely united to the will of divine providence.
Grant us the gift of understanding, so that we may apprehend the divine
mysteries and, by the contemplation of heavenly things, detach our thoughts
and affections from the vanity of this world as we seek only life eternal in Heaven.
Grant us the gift of wisdom, so that we may rightly direct all our thoughts and
actions as being mindful of Heaven as our last end, and divinity as our perfect love.
Most Holy Trinity, by Your infinite mercy, may we wholly love and obey You in this life by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, that we give praise, thanks and honor to You for all eternity, one God forever and ever. AMEN