We beseech you, O Lord, let the power of the Holy Spirit be always with us; let it mercifully purify our hearts, and safeguard us from all harm. Grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
May the Comforter, Who proceeds from You, enlighten our minds, we beseech you, O Lord, and guide us, as Your Son has promised, into all truth. We ask this through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Holy Spirit, Sweet guest of My Soul, Abide In Me and Grant That I May Ever abide in Thee.
Send upon us, O God,
from your treasure-house
the Spirit of sevenfold grace.
The Gift of Wisdom,
enabling us to relish the fruit of the tree of life,
which is indeed yourself;
The Gift of Understanding,
to enlighten our perceptions;
enabling us to follow in your footsteps;
The Gift of Strength,
to withstand our adversary’s onslaught;
The Gift of Knowledge,
to distinguish good from evil
by the light of your holy teaching;
The Gift of Piety,
to clothe ourselves with charity and mercy;
to withdraw from all ill-doing
and live in awe of your eternal majesty.
These are the things for which we ask.
Grant them for the honor of your holy name.
– St. Bonaventure