Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into Heaven, didst promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Thy work in the souls of Thy Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Thy grace and Thy love.
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Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, 
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the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind 
with the light of Thy divine truth, 
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the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way 
of pleasing God and gaining Heaven, 
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the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with Thee, 
and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, 
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the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself ,and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, 
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the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, 
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the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him. 
Mark me, dear Lord, with the sign of Thy true disciples 
and animate me in all things with Thy Spirit. 
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Amen. Offer 1 Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be…
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Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit
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O HOLY GHOST; Divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being, for time and eternity. May my understanding be always submissive to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the Catholic Church, of which Thou art the Infallible Guide. May my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor. May my will be ever conformed to the Divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to Whom, with the Father and Thee, be honor and glory forever. Amen.
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Daily Consecration to the Holy Ghost
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MOST HOLY GHOST, receive the consecration that I make of my entire being. From this moment on, come into every area of my life and into each of my actions. Thou art my Light, my Guide, my Strength, and the sole desire of my heart. I abandon myself without reserve to Thy Divine action, and I desire to be ever docile to Thine inspirations. O Holy Ghost, transform me, with and through Mary, into another Christ Jesus, for the glory of the Father and the salvation of the world. Amen. (By the Servant of God, Fr. Felix de Jesus Rougier; M.Sp.S.).
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Prayer to Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit
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The Holy Spirit dispenses His choicest graces to those who have a tender love and devotion to Mary, His Immaculate Spouse. Mary on her part obtains the richest blessings for souls who honor and invoke her as the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. O MARY, thou spotless Bride of the Holy Spirit, thou art the glory of Jerusalem, the joy of Israel, the honor of our nation! Thou, as the Valiant Woman, didst crush the head of the serpent when thou didst offer thy Divine Son to the Heavenly Father, in the love of the Holy Spirit, for the salvation of the world. Through the merits of this precious Sacrifice and through the sufferings of thy Son, obtain for us the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. I thank the Holy Spirit that He has chosen thee as His Bride and constituted thee the dispenser of His graces. Look upon me with thy compassionate eyes; look upon my distress and needs. Help me, that I may never lose the grace of God nor defile the temple of the Holy Spirit, but that my heart may ever remain His holy dwelling, and that with thee I may eternally praise and bless the Holy Spirit in Heaven. Amen. 
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Our Lady of Light, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
(3× HAIL Mary)
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Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit 2
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O HOLY SPIRIT, grant me the Gift of Wisdom, the supernatural light in which I may know God more clearly as the Supreme Being, His omnipotence, His eternity, His goodness and His glory, and that I may taste and enjoy with an enraptured soul the ineffable sweetness of His love.
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O Holy Spirit, impart to me the Gift of Understanding, the clear light revealing to my mind the mysteries of faith, the things that are above; not “darkly as in a mirror,” but in a clear and convincing manner in order to captivate my heart.
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O Holy Spirit, impart to me the Gift of Counsel, the guiding ray of light that will enable me to choose what is true and right whenever I am assailed by doubts or dangers and that will infallibly lead to my last aim and end.
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O Holy Spirit, impart to me the Gift of Fortitude, the strengthening ray of light that will aid me to overcome all temptations, all difficulties and hardships in the way of salvation with a generous soul, and to persevere in fidelity and love in spite of all obstacles and trials.
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O Holy Spirit, impart to me the Gift of Knowledge, that illuminating light that will not only teach me the truth in all things pertaining to my salvation, but will make me despise what is deserving of contempt and love what is worthy of being loved.
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O Holy Spirit, impart to me the Gift of Piety, that heavenly light which, entering into the depths of my being, will not only strongly incline my heart to love Divine worship and the liturgical services of the Church, but to practice cheerfully all that true godliness requires of me.
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O Holy Spirit, impart to me the Gift of the Fear of the Lord. Let its Divine light penetrate my soul and fill it with such a reverence and awe of the Divine Majesty as to make me not only dread every sin as an offense against the great God, but also to shun carefully whatever in the least degree wounds Divine charity. Amen.
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Prayer to Obtain for Your Children the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost
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O Spirit of Holiness ! make Thine abode with my children, in order that God’s holy grace and the salvation of their souls may be always regarded by them as more valuable than all things else, and that they may always keep the eye of their souls directed towards heaven.
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O Holy Ghost ! give to my children the gift of Understanding, that they may comprehend more and more the teachings of our holy religion and grow zealous, whilst by listening to the Word of God and by pious reading they advance in the knowledge of Christian truth.
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O Holy Ghost! give to my children the gift of Knowledge, that they may lay up an ever-increasing store of useful, salutary knowledge for their own and their neighbor’s salvation.
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O Holy Ghost! give to my children the gift of Counsel, that they may always see in the light of Thy grace what is according to God’s holy will and useful for their salvation.
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O Holy Ghost! give to my children the gift of Fortitude, that strengthened thereby they may not yield to difficulties in the practice of virtue, nor be discouraged by impediments, but persevere courageously and generously on the road to heaven. Amen.
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O Holy Ghost! give to my children the gift of Piety; fill their hearts wholly with divine love, so that they may always be zealous in all good works, and be solely intent upon fulfilling in ail things God’s holy will.
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O Holy Ghost! give to my children the gift of the Fear of God, in order that, recognizing sin as the greatest and only evil, they may abhor it and fear above everything else to become victims of God’s divine justice. Amen.
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(From The Christian Mother, Imprimatur 1880)

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