Prayer to the Holy Spirit by St. Augustine

This prayer to the Holy Spirit, which is attributed to St. Augustine, is a good prayer to give to confirmation candidates in printed form.

It is also good for for everyday use also.  It is all about the call to holiness, which our Holy Father recently focused on in his apostolic exhortation  Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) — The Call to Holiness in Today’s World.

Focus on the action in this prayer: breathe, act, draw, strengthen, guard. Remember that God is active in our lives. We need to recognize that and give the Holy Spirit permission to enter our

being and take us where we need to be.

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.

Amen.

Who Is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity and can be described as the love which flows between the Father and the Son. This love is so strong that it is a separate person of the Trinity. Continue reading.

I Am With You – A Lesson Plan on the Holy Spirit

This I Am With You lesson plan will help youth understand how the Holy Spirit helps us remember and live the teachings of Jesus.

Litany of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This prayer asks for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is in the form of a litany, which is a prayer where there is a prompt and then a response. They are often prayed in a group setting.

Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit Cryptogram

This worksheet introduces the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. A definition of each gift or fruit is given along with the encrypted answer. Each letter actually represents a different letter. So every time a youth decrypts a word, they get more clues for how to decrypt the remaining word.

The Holy Spirit Is Like the Wind (Kite Activity)

This activity is to show children how the Holy Spirit is like the wind. We can’t see the Holy Spirit directly, but we can see the work of the Spirit.


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