I tell you the truth, it is for your own good that I go; for if I do not go away, the Paraclete will not come to you, says the Lord, alleluia. —John 16:2
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.
Holy Spirit, Lord of light, From Thy clear celestial height Thy pure beaming radiance give. Come, Thou Father of the poor, Come with treasures which endure, Come, Thou Light of all that live.
Thou, of all consolers best, Thou, the soul’s delightsome Guest, Dost refreshing peace bestow. Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, Solace in the midst of woe.
Light immortal, Light divine, Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill. If Thou take Thy grace away, Nothing pure in man will stay; All his good is turned to ill.
Heal our wounds; our strength renew; On our dryness pour Thy dew; Wash the stains of guilt away. Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill; Guide the steps that go astray.
Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee adore, In Thy sevenfold gifts descend: Give them comfort when they die, Give them life with Thee on high; Give them joys that never end
Spirit of Holy Fear, keep me mindful of the infinite Majesty of God, keep me from all selfish desires and evil actions, that I may humbly serve God and others with a clean heart and clear mind.
V. Immaculate Mary, Help of Christians, 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.
May your Spirit, O Lord, we pray, imbue us powerfully with spiritual gifts, that he may give us a mind pleasing to you and graciously conform us to your will. 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.