From the Rector, Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023

Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit this Pentecost

From Saint Alphonus Liguori

Holy Spirit, divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God
the Son. I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and
I give You my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving for all the grace which You never
cease to bestow on me.
O Giver of all supernatural gifts, who filled the soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother
of God, with such immense favors, I beg You to visit me with Your grace and Your love and
to grant me the gift of holy fear, so that it may act on me as a check to prevent me from
falling back into my past sins, for which I beg pardon.
Grant me the gift of piety, so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervor,
follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations, and observe your divine precepts
with greater fidelity.
Grant me the gift of knowledge, so that I may know the things of God and, enlightened
by Your holy teaching, may walk, without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.
Grant me the gift of fortitude, so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the
devil, and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation of my soul.
Grant me the gift of counsel, so that I may choose what is more conducive to my spiritual
advancement and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.
Grant me the gift of understanding, so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries and by
contemplation of heavenly things detach my thoughts and affections from the vain things
of this miserable world.
Grant me the gift of wisdom, so that I may rightly direct all my actions, referring them to
God as my last end; so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life, I may have the
happiness of possessing Him eternally in the next. Amen.

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