Pentecost: Day 8

When the Spirit of truth comes,
he will teach you all truth, says the Lord, alleluia. —John 16:13

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 Ghost, Who ever One Art with the Father and the Son; Come, Holy Ghost, our souls possess With Thy full flood of holiness.

In will and deed, by heart and tongue, With all our powers, Thy praise be sung; And love light up our mortal frame, Till others catch the living flame.

Almighty Father, hear our cry Through Jesus Christ our Lord most high, Who with the Holy Ghost and Thee Doth live and reign eternally.


O Divine Comforter, we come to thee in our trouble and distress. In the name of Jesus, our Redeemer, come to our assistance and console us in all our trials and sufferings. Amen.

V. Immaculate Mary, Help of Christians,  R. Pray for us.

Concluding Prayers

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.

Closing Prayer

O God, who by the glorification of your Christ and the light of the Holy Spirit
have unlocked for us the gates of eternity,
grant, we pray, that, partaking of so great a gift, our devotion may grow deeper
and our faith be strengthened. 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.

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