Come, Holy Spirit


Come Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of your faithful,
and kindle in them the fire of Your Divine Love.
Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created, and
You shall renew the face of the earth. Oh God, Who
by the light of the Holy Spirit instructed the hearts
of the faithful, Grant, that by the same Spirit we
may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His
consolation. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

St. Augustine's Prayer to the Holy Spirit


Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
Amen.


THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER TO THE HOLY
SPIRIT FOR THE SECOND YEAR OF
PREPARATION FOR THE GREAT JUBILEE OF
THE YEAR 2000


Holy Spirit, most welcome guest of our heart,
reveal to us the profound meaning of the Great Jubilee
and prepare our hearts to celebrate it with faith,
in the hope which does not disappoint,
in the love which seeks nothing in return.
Spirit of truth, you who search the depths of God,
memory and prophecy in the Church,
lead mankind to recognize in Jesus of Nazareth
the Lord of glory, the Saviour of the world,
The supreme fulfilment of history.
*Come, Spirit of love and peace!*

Creator Spirit, hidden builder of the kingdom,
by the power of your saints guide the Church
to cross with courage the threshold of the new millennium
and to carry to the coming generations
the light of the Word who brings salvation.
Spirit of holiness, divine breath which moves the universe,
come and renew the face of the earth.
Awaken in Christians a desire for full unity,
that they may be for the world an effective sign and instrument
of intimate union with God and of the unity
of the whole human race.
*Come, Spirit of love and peace!*

Spirit of communion, soul and strength of the Church,
grant that the wealth of charisms and ministries
may contribute to the unity of the Body of Christ;
grant that laity, consecrated persons and ordained ministers
may work together in harmony to build the one kingdom of God.
Spirit of consolation, unfailing source of joy and peace,
inspire solidarity with the poor,
grant the sick the strength they need,
pour out trust and hope upon those experiencing trials,
awaken in all hearts a commitment to a better future.
*Come, Spirit of love and peace!*

Spirit of wisdom, inspiration of minds and hearths,
direct science and technology
to the service of life, justice and peace.
Render fruitful our dialogue with the followers of other religions,
lead the different cultures to appreciate the values of the Gospel.
Spirit of life, by whose power the Word was made flesh
in the womb of the Virgin Mary, the woman of attentive silence,
make us docile to the promptings of your love
and ever ready to accept the signs of the times
which you place along the paths of history.
*Come, Spirit of love and peace!*

To you, Spirit of love,
with the Almighty Father and the Only-Begotten Son,
be praise, honour and glory
for ever and ever. Amen.

--Pope John Paul II

VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS


Come, O Creator, Spirit blest, and in our souls take up thy rest.
Come with thy grace and heavenly aid, to fill the hearts, which thou hast made.
Great Paraclete! To thee we cry, O highest gift of God most high!
O fount of life O fire o love! And sweet anointing from above.
Thou in thy sevenfold gifts art known, the finger of God's hand we own,
The promise of the Father thou, who dost the tongue with power endow.
Kindle our senses from above, and make our hearts o'erflow with love,
With patience firm and virtue high, the weakness of our flesh supply.
Drive far from us the foe we dread, and grant us thy true peace in stead;
So shall we not, with thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside.
Oh! May thy grace on us bestow the father and the son to know,
and thee through Endless times confessed, of both the eternal spirit blest.
All glory, while the ages run, Be to the Father, and the Son,
who rose from death, the same to thee O HOLY Ghost eternally.