This prayer asks for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

A litany is a prayer where there is a prompt and then a response. They are often prayed in a group setting. The prayer leader says the first part and the group responds with the second part.

Litany of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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May we spread the Good News with courage … Come Holy Spirit
May we trust in God with piety … Come Holy Spirit
May we approach you with reverence and awe … Come Holy Spirit
May we listen to your counsel and do the right thing … Come Holy Spirit
May we seek understanding of what you teach … Come Holy Spirit
May we grow in wisdom and put you before all else … Come Holy Spirit
May we have the knowledge to see as you see … Come Holy Spirit

Spirit of God … hear our prayer
Fire of our souls … hear our prayer
Promise of our Savior … hear our prayer
Source of inspiration … hear our prayer
Softener of hearts … hear our prayer
Mover of minds… hear our prayer
Light to our path… hear our prayer
Merciful Spirit… hear our prayer

Prayer to the Holy Spirit by St. Augustine

This another 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.


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