Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Jesus, before ascending into Heaven, You promised to send the Holy Spirit - to finish Your work - in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples.

Grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul - the work Of His grace and His love.

Come Holy Spirit

Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom - that I may not be attached to the perishable things of this world - but aspire only after the things - that are eternal.

Grant me the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind - with the light of Your divine truth - the Spirit of Counsel - that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God - and gaining Heaven - the Spirit of Fortitude – that I may bear my cross and that I may overcome with courage, all the obstacles that oppose my sanctification - the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the image of the Saints.

Grant me the Spirit of Piety - that I may find the service of God sweet and enjoy showing Your goodness to others, the Spirit of Fear - that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may avoid anything that may displease Him. Mark me, dear Holy Spirit - with the sign of a true apostle and make me alive with Your Spirit in all things.


1st Printing - February 1998
2nd Printing - July 1998

Nihil obstat: Edward J. Gratsch
January 30, 1998

Imprimatur: Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel
Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati
February 2, 1998