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LITANY FOR PRIESTS # 3


Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
give all priests Thy spirit of humility;

Jesus, poor and worn out for souls,
give all priests Thy spirit of zeal;

Jesus, full of patience and mercy for sinners,
give all priests Thy spirit of compassion;

Jesus, victim for the sins of the world,
give all priests Thy spirit of sacrifice;

Jesus, lover of the little and the poor,
give all priests Thy spirit of charity.

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us;
and obtain for us numerous and holy priests and religious.

Amen.

LITANY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

(For private use with expanded version)

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, Our Father, Creator and Sustainer of all,
have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Lord and Redeemer of the human family,
have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, Defender and Guide,
have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the Son,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Holy Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Holy Spirit, our Comforter (Jn 14:16),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Holy Spirit, our Advocate/Paraclete,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Promise of God the Father, most bounteous,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Ray of Heavenly Light,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Author of all good,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Source of Divine Water, (Jn 4:10)
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

All Consuming Fire, consume us,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spiritual Unction,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Truth (Jn 14:17) and Power (Acts 1:8),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, (Is 11:2)
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Counsel and fortitude, "
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Knowledge and piety, "
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Fear (Reverence) of the Lord,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Compunction,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of Grace and Prayer (Rm 8:26),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Word of Wisdom and Knowledge, (1 Cor 12:8),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of faith, healing and miracles, (1 Cor 12:9),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of prophecy, discernment, tongues and interpretation, (1 Cor 12:10),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of love, peace and joy, (Gal 5:22),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of patience, endurance, kindness and generosity, (Gal 5:22),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of faith, mildness and chastity, (Gal 5:22),
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of modesty and continence,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of adoption as children of God,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

Spirit of praise, worship and adoration,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You through Whom spoke holy men and women of God,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who overshadowed the Virgin Mary,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You by Whom Mary conceived Jesus, our Savior,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who reinstated us into the Kingdom of God at our Baptism,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who give us ministry gifts at our Confirmation,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who empower us in the other Sacraments,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You by Whom we are reborn, (sanctified or made holy)
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who dwell in us as in a Temple,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who govern and animate Your Church,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who are the Heart of God's holy Church,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

You Who fill the whole world,
Have mercy on us, or fill us.

That You will renew the human family,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may shed Your Light upon us,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may pour Your Love into our hearts,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may inspire us to love ourselves and others,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may teach us to ask for the graces we need each day,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may enlighten us with your heavenly wisdom or (inspirations),
we beseech You hear us.

That You may guide us in the way of holiness,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may make us obedient to Your commands,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may teach us how to pray,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may always pray with and for us, (Rm 8:26)
we beseech You hear us.

That You may inspire us with horror for sin,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may direct us in the practice of virtue,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may make us persevere in a Holy life,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may make us faithful to our vocation,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may grant us good bishops, priests, deacons and religious,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may make us good men and women of God,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may give us good Christian parents and families,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may grant Your Church Spiritual Renewal,
we beseech You hear us.

That You may continue to protect, guide and console our Holy Father,
we beseech You hear us.

Lamb of God, You take away our sins,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away our sins,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, You take away our sins,
Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Holy Spirit, hear us.
Holy Spirit, Graciously hear us.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Create a clean heart in us, O Lord.
Renew a right spirit in us, O Lord.

Let us pray:

Merciful Father,
grant that Your Divine Spirit may cleanse,
inflame and enlighten our minds and hearts.
Enable us thereby to be fruitful in good works
for the glory of Your Majesty
and for the spiritual and material well-being of Your people
Redeemed by the Blood of Your Beloved Son.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Your Son by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit of Love.

Amen.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses,
I offer myself, soul and body to You,
Eternal Spirit of God.
I adore the brightness of Your purity,
the unerring keenness of Your justice,
and the might of Your love.
You are the Strength and Light of my soul.
In You I live and move and am.
I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace
and I pray with all my heart
to be kept from the smallest sin against You.
Mercifully guard my every thought
and grant that I may always watch for Your light,
and listen to Your voice,
and follow Your gracious inspirations.
I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You,
by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness.
Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus
and looking at His Five Wounds,
and trusting in His Precious Blood
and adoring His opened Side
and stricken Heart,
I implore You, Adorable Spirit,
Helper of my infirmity,
to keep me in Your grace
that I may never sin against You.
Give me grace O Holy Spirit,
Spirit of the Father and the Son
to say to You always and everywhere,
"Speak Lord for Your servant heareth."

Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

O Lord Jesus Christ Who,
before ascending into heaven
did promise to send the Holy Spirit
to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples,
deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me
that He may perfect in my soul,
the work of Your grace and Your love.
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,
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 with You
and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles
that oppose my salvation,
the Spirit of Knowledge
that I may know God and know myself
and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,
the Spirit of Piety
that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,
and 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 Your true disciples,
and animate me in all things with Your Spirit.

Amen.



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