Adapted from the Prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori to the Holy Spirit (1696-1787)
by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia (2010)
Most Holy Spirit,
My hope is in your goodness.
I trust Your plan to save my soul and make me holy.
Time and again, I am ungrateful and blind to Your divine inspirations,
I have so often offended You and beg your pardon,
I offer You this cold heart of mine,
and pray You would pierce it with a ray of Your light,
with a spark of Your fire, melt the hard ice of my sin.
You are Divine Spirit:
give me courage against all evil.
You are Fire:
enkindle in me Your love.
You are Light:
brighten my mind with Your wisdom.
You are Dove:
give me innocence of life.
You are Wind:
disperse the storms of my passions.
You are Tongue:
teach me to honor You with my words.
You are Cloud:
shelter me under the shadow of Your protection.
You are Counselor:
walk by my side, guide my steps.
Save me in Your infinite mercy;
so that I may ever bless You, praise You, and love You;
first during this life on earth,
and then in heaven for all eternity. Amen.