Peter [said] to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit. -Acts 2:38
God come to my assistance; Lord make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God’s hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our sense from above, and make our hearts o’erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.
Spirit of Piety, implant in my soul filial love toward God my heavenly Father, and brotherly love for all, so that I may delight in the service of God and my neighbor.
V. Mother of God, our Mother, R. Pray for us.
For all who work for the Church
O Holy Spirit, Creator, graciously aid and inspire those who are engaged in fulfilling the mission of the Church, who work to build your Kingdom by teaching and evangelizing others. Grant that by your supernal power, they may be strengthened and confirmed against the assaults of the Enemy. By your mercy and grace, renew the spirit of your servants to whom you have entrusted this labor, that in you all their works may glorify the Father and His only begotten son, Christ our Lord. + Amen.
Saint Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, sweet Hope of the afflicted, Descend this day into my heart and establish therein your amiable empire. Enkindle in my soul — alas! so tepid! — the salutary flames of your love, that I may be inflamed and that my soul and body may be subject to you. I believe that when you dwell in us, you prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign then to come to me.
Come, O sweet Consoler of abandoned souls!
Come, O Protector of those who are in need!
Succor of the afflicted, come and purify me; suffer no evil desire to take possession of me; heal all my wounds.
Come to me, Strength of the weak, Support of the wavering;
Come to me, O you who love the humble and resist the proud;
Come to me, Hope of the needy, Father of orphans;
Come to me, Star that guides the mariner in his way, and offers a secure harbor to the shipwrecked;
Come to me, True glory of the living, sole hope of the dying;
Make me all that you wish me to be, and conduct me by your grace, so that I may be ever pleasing to you. Amen.
Graciously grant to your Church, O merciful God, that, gathered by the Holy Spirit, she may be devoted to you with all her heart and united in purity of intent. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.