Morning Prayer to the Holy Spirit:
Almighty and eternal God, Who at the third hour poured out
Your Holy Spirit in the Apostles, send forth also into us the
same Spirit of Love so that we may faithfully give testimony
to You before all men. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Another Prayer to Receive the Holy Spirit:
O King of glory, send us the Promised of the Father, the Spirit of Truth.
May the Counsellor Who proceeds from You enlighten us and infuse
all truth in us, as You have promised.
O Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, grant that Christ by faith may dwell
in our hearts so that, rooted in charity, we may acknowledge the love
of Christ which surpasses all knowledge.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of St. Augustine
Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son,
Hope of the afflicted, descend into my heart and establish in it Your
loving dominion. Enkindle in my tepid soul the fire of Your Love so that
I may be wholly subject to You.
We believe that when You dwell in us, You also prepare a dwelling for the
Father and the Son. Deign, therefore, to come to me, Consoler of abandoned
souls, Protector of those in need, help the afflicted, strengthen the weak,
support the wavering.
Come and purify me. Suffer no evil desire to take possession of me. You
love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, glory of the living, hope
of the dying. Lead me by Your grace that I may always be pleasing to You.
Prayer of Leo XIII
O Holy Spirit, Creator, generously help the Catholic Church. By your supernatural
power strengthen and confirm her against the assaults of the enemy. By your
Love and grace renew the spirit of Your servants whom You have animated - that
in You they may glorify also the Father and His only Son, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of St. Pius X
O Holy Spirit of Light and Love, to You I consecrate my mind, heart, and will,
for time and eternity. May I ever be docile to Your divine inspirations and to the
teachings of the Holy Catholic Church whose infallible Guide You are.
May my heart be ever inflamed with the love of God and love of neighbor; may my
will be ever in harmony with Your divine will. May my life faithfully imitate the life
and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him with the Father and You,
Divine Spirit, be honor and glory forever. Amen.
Prayer for Unbelievers
Holy Spirit, on the first Pentecost, through Your inspiration many were transformed,
becoming adopted children of God and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. They were
animated by the love of God that is poured into our souls by the Holy Spirit Who is
given to us.
Enlighten the minds of unbelievers, incline their wills to accept the Good News, and
prompt them to be obedient to the Teachers of the Church about whom Christ said:
“He who hears you, hears Me. He who rejects you, rejects me” (Luke 10:16).
Teach them how to pray and prepare their minds and hearts for Your coming into
their souls. Amen.
Prayer of Husband and Wife
O Holy Spirit, Spirit of unity, Love and Goodwill of Father and Son, You have made
us one in the sacred union of marriage. Grant that, like the first Christians, we may
be one heart and one mind.
Make us respect one another, help one another in our striving for holiness, and
support one another. Be our Guide, our Counsellor, and our Consoler. Make us
bear one another’s burdens during our journey to heaven where we hope to live forever
as adopted children of the Triune God. Amen.
Private Prayer before Reconciliation
O Holy Spirit, Eternal Source of Light, dispel the darkness which conceals from me
the malice of my sins. Grant me a lively sense of their enormity. Make me detest
them will all my heart and dread nothing so much as to commit them hereafter.
Holy Spirit, grant me the grace of making an act of Perfect Contrition. Amen.