Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of
the universe in relation to eternity.
Spirit of right judgment and courage, guide
us and make us firm in our baptismal decision
to follow Jesus' way of love.
Spirit of knowledge and reverence, help us
to see the lasting value of justice and mercy
in our everyday dealings with one another.
May we respect life as we work to solve
problems of family and nation, economy and ecology.
Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and
love into new action each day.
Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your
presence which penetrates all creation.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit for Guidance
Holy Spirit, be with me today.
Be my teacher, my guide, my
counselor, my friend.
Fill me with your gifts, especially the gifts of
wisdom, discernment, knowledge, understanding, compassion,
love, and awe in God's presence.
In all that I think, say, and do, let it be in accordance
with your most holy and perfect will.
I ask this in Jesus' name.
St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
From Serapion, Euchologion 1
I ask you, O Father, to send your Holy Spirit into our souls
and to make us understand the Scriptures inspired by him.
May we interpret them in a pure and worthy way
so that all the faithful gathered here may profit.