PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Holy Spirit, most merciful Comforter: You proceed from the Father in
a manner beyond our understanding. Come, I beseech You, and take up
you abode in my heart. Purify and cleanse me from all sin, and
sanctify my soul. Cleanse it from every impurity, water its dryness,
melt its coldness, and save it from sinful ways. Make me truly humble
and resigned, that I may be pleasing to You, and that You abide with
me forever. Most blessed Light, most amiable Light, enlighten me. O
rapturous Joy of Paradise, Fount of purest delight, my God, give
yourself to me, and kindle in my innermost soul the fire of your love.
My Lord, instruct, direct, and defend me in all things. Give me
strength against all immoderate fears and against despondency. Bestow
upon me a true faith, a firm hope, and a sincere and perfect love.
Grant that I always do your most gracious will.
~ Saint Antiochus