OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
I adore You as my true God,
with God the Father and God the Son.
I adore You, and unite myself
with the adoration You receive
from the saints and the angels.
You my heart, and I offer my ardent thanksgiving
for all the graces
which You ceaselessly bestow on me.
of all supernatural gifts,
who bestowed on the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God, 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.
the gift of piety, so that I may serve You in the
future with increased fervor, so that I may follow
with more promptness Your holy inspirations,
and observe Your divine precepts with greater humility,
fidelity and faithfulness.
Teach me to follow humbly in the step
of Saint Aloysius Liguori.
me the gift of knowledge,
that I may know the things of God
and that enlightened by Your holy teaching,
I may walk, without deviation,
on the path toward eternal salvation.
me the gift of fortitude,
that I may courageously overcome
my timidity, the wiles of the devil,
and the lubricious vanities of the world
which threaten the salvation
of my immortal soul.
Grant me the gift of good judgment,
that I may always choose what is most conducive
to my spiritual advancement
and may discern and resist the wiles
and snares of the tempter.
the gift of understanding,
that I may apprehend the divine mysteries
and by contemplation of heavenly things
detach my thoughts and affections
from the sinful vainglories of the world.
the gift of wisdom,
that I may rightly direct all my actions
toward You as my last end so that having known You,
loved You and served You
in this life, I may have the happiness
of possessing You eternally in the next.
(c) 2012 - Donn B. Murphy
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