Saint John Paul The Great’s Prayer To The Holy Spirit


Taken from book “Saint John Paul The Great: His Five Loves” ~ Jason Evert

“From his childhood, his father instilled in Karol a strong devotion to the Holy Spirit. He recalled his father telling him, ‘You don’t pray to the Holy Spirit enough. You ought to pray to him.’ … [His father] taught him the following prayer and instructed him to recite it daily:


Holy Spirit, I ask you for the gift of Wisdom
to better know You and Your divine perfections,
for the gift of Understanding to clearly discern
the spirit of the mysteries of the holy faith,

for the gift of Counsel that I may live
according to the principles of this faith,
for the gift of Knowledge that I may look for
counsel in You and that I may always find it in You,

for the gift of Fortitude that no fear or earthly
preoccupations would ever separate me from You,
for the gift of piety that I may always
serve Your Majesty with a filial love,
for the gift of Fear of the Lord that I may dread sin,
which offends You, O my God.


He kept this prayer on a handwritten note, and prayed it every day for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, offering a Hail Mary and an Our Father for each of the sevens gifts.”



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