Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As we come close to the end of this First Week in seeking a true knowledge of self and sorrow for our sins, I am posting an excerpt from the Litany of the Holy Spirit. Today's Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent tells us that Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Temptations need not "surprise" us, as we follow Jesus. Let us learn to depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us.
…Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, shed Thy light in our souls.
Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.
Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Spirit, be Thou our everlasting reward…
Litany of the Holy Spirit can be found [HERE]("https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/pentecost/pent13.htm") Ave Maris Stella (in English) [HERE]("http://www.chantcd.com/lyrics/hail_star_sea.htm") Litany of the Blessed Virgin may be found [HERE]("http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/prayers/bvm.html")