PRAYERS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Most of our prayers to God are directed to God the Father or to Jesus Christ. Christ told us, however, that He would send His Spirit to guide and guard us.


The Holy Spirit is the source of sanctifying grace, the life of God within our souls. By submitting our will to His, we grow in holiness.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit for a Favor


O Holy Spirit, You are the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. You are the Spirit of truth, love and holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son, and equal to Them in all things. I adore You and love You with all my heart. Teach me to know and to seek God, by whom and for whom I was created. Fill my heart with a holy fear and a great love for Him. Give me compunction and patience, and do not let me fall into sin.





Increase faith, hope, and charity in me and bring forth in me all the virtues proper to my state of life. Help me to grow in the four cardinal virtues, Your seven gifts, and Your twelve fruits.


Make me a faithful follower of Jesus, an obedient child of the Church, and a help to my neighbor. Give me the grace to keep the commandments and to receive the sacraments worthily. Raise me to holiness in the state of life to which You have called me, and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Grant me also, O Holy Spirit, Giver of all good gifts, the special favor for which I ask [name the favor here], if it be for Your honor and glory and for my well being. Amen.


Glory Be.


Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit


O Holy Spirit,
Divine Spirit of light and love,
I consecrate to Thee my understanding,
heart, and will,
my whole being for time and eternity.
May my understanding be always submissive
to Thy heavenly inspirations,
and to the teaching of the Catholic Church,
of which Thou are the infallible guide;
may my heart be ever inflamed
with love of God and of my neighbor;
may my will
be ever conformed to the divine will;
and may my whole life
be a faithful imitation of the life
and virtues of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
to whom with the Father and Thee
be honour and glory forever. Amen.


One of the most well-known prayers to the Holy Spirit, "Come Holy Spirit" is a good daily prayer to recite privately or with your family. If prayed with others, the leader should recite the verse ("Send forth . . . "), and the others should reply with the response ("And You shall renew . . . ").


Come Holy Spirit


Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


This litany reminds us of the many attributes of the Holy Spirit, while asking for His guidance and grace as we struggle to grow in our spiritual life. While the litany is not approved for public use, it can be prayed privately, by yourself or with your family or a small group. It would be especially appropriate to pray the litany on Pentecost.


In the central part of the litany, the italicized response ("have mercy on us") should be recited after each line.


Litany of the Holy Spirit


Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Father all powerful, have mercy on us.


Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless Life of both, sanctify us.
Holy Trinity, hear us.


Holy Spirit, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.


Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light,
Author of all good,
Source of heavenly water,
Consuming Fire,
Ardent Charity,
Spiritual Unction,
Spirit of love and truth,
Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
Spirit of counsel and fortitude,
Spirit of knowledge and piety,
Spirit of the fear of the Lord,
Spirit of grace and prayer,
Spirit of peace and meekness,
Spirit of modesty and innocence,
Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier,
Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church,
Gift of God the Most High,
Spirit Who fillest the universe,
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God, have mercy on us.


Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, shed Thy Light into our souls.
Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.
Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Spirit, be our everlasting reward.


Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, send us Thy Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.


Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.


Let us pray
Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth forever and ever. Amen.


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11 comments:

joe January 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM  

These are excellent prayers that I have used and will continue to use to pray to the most holy the holy spirit.

David Jesus January 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM  

DavidJesus, THESE ARE EXCELLENT PRAYERS I NEVER KNEW OF, IM A RECENT BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND I FIND THESE PRAYERS TO BE EXTREAMLY COMFORTING TO MY SOUL N HEART I WILL USED THESE FOREVER N AM HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THEM, THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS

Anonymous,  May 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM  

Holy Spirit You who make me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals, You who gave me the Divine gift to forgive all the wrong that was done to me, and You who are in all instances in my my life. I want to Thank You for everything and confirm with you once more I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Amen < Make request >

Anonymous,  October 28, 2014 at 11:41 PM  

Holy Spirit, I want to thank you for renewing my faith. I have realized that without you, my gifts from you would not have been granted.

Anonymous,  February 2, 2015 at 11:09 PM  

Thank you Holy Spirit. I will pay to you daily. I pray for the strength to overcome my shortcomings and to remain healthy and a sense of peace has come upon me.

Anonymous,  June 20, 2015 at 2:55 AM  

I Thank the holy spirit for just being there for me knowing that I am never worthy of the gift given by God himself. Thank you most high God, Father, Son and Holy spirit. I thank you for this site and pray that all will come to know and trust God through this site and all mediums of praise and worship.

Anonymous,  August 16, 2015 at 9:20 PM  

These are great prayers that I have used daily and will continue to use to pray to the most holy the holy spirit. Holy Spirit You who make me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals and prayers to the holy spirit, This is a opening prayer for a meet with You. You gave me the Divine gift to forgive all the wrong that was done to me, and You who are in all instances in my my life.You gave me peace of mind Thank You for everything and confirm with you once more I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Amen. Yours Faithful Catholic

prayers to the holy spirit body mind and soul August 16, 2015 at 9:23 PM  

These are great prayers that I have used daily and will continue to use to pray to the most holy the holy spirit. Holy Spirit You who make me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals and prayers to the holy spirit, This is a opening prayer for a meet with You. You gave me the Divine gift to forgive all the wrong that was done to me, and You who are in all instances in my my life.You gave me peace of mind Thank You for everything and confirm with you once more I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Amen. Yours Faithful Catholic

Anonymous,  January 25, 2016 at 11:43 AM  

I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to that Divine Spirit, saying to Him:
O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me. Let me only know Your Will.
If you do this, your life will flow along happily, serenely, and full of consolation, even in the midst of trials. Grace will be proportioned to the trial, giving you the strength to carry it and you will arrive at the Gate of Paradise, laden with merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity.

Anonymous,  September 16, 2016 at 4:44 AM  

I ask your prayers for my father, who is battling cancer and is due a scan tomorrow to see how he is doing

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