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LITANY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

03 Jan

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Divine Holy Spirit, – hear us.
Paraclete Spirit, – graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, – have mercy on us. (Repeat after each line.)
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of souls,
Most Holy Trinity, one only God,
Spirit of truth,
Spirit of wisdom,
Spirit of intelligence,
Spirit of fortitude,
Spirit of piety,
Spirit of good counsel,
Spirit of knowledge,
Spirit of holy fear,
Spirit of charity,
Spirit of joy,
Spirit of peace,
Spirit of virtues,
Spirit of every grace,
Spirit of adoption of the children of God,
Purifier of souls,
Sanctifier and guide of the Catholic Church,
Distributor of heavenly gifts,
Aware of our thoughts and the intentions of the heart,
Delight of those who begin to serve You,
Crown of the perfect,
Joy of angels,
Light of the patriarchs,
Inspiration of the prophets,
Words and wisdom of the apostles,
Victory of martyrs,
Knowledge of confessors,
Purity of virgins,
Unction of all the saints, – have mercy on us.

Be merciful, – forgive us, O Lord.
Be merciful, – graciously hear us, O Lord.

From all sin, – free us, O Lord. (Repeat after each line.)
From all the temptations and snares of the devil,
From all presumption and despair,
From attacks on the truth,
From envy of fraternal grace,
From all stubbornness and impenitence,
From all negligence and lukewarmness of spirit,
From all impurity of mind and body,
From all heresies and errors,
From all bad spirits,
From a bad and eternal death,
Through Your eternal proceeding from the Father and the Son,
Through the miraculous conception of the Son of God,
Through Your descending on Jesus Christ baptised,
Through Your holy appearance in the transfiguration of the Lord,
Through Your coming upon the disciples of the Lord, on judgment day, – free us, O Lord.

Though we are sinners, – we beseech You, hear us. (Repeat after each line.)
That You may forgive us,
That You may vivify and sanctify all members of the Church,
That You may grant us the gift of true piety, devotion and prayer,
That You may inspire in us sincere feelings of mercy and charity,
That You may create in us a new spirit and a pure heart,
That You may grant us true peace and tranquillity of heart,
That You may make us worthy and strong to suffer persecution for the sake of justice,
That You may confirm us in Your grace,
That You may receive us in the number of Your chosen ones,
That You may hear us, Spirit of God, – we beseech You, hear us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – send us the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – send us the Spirit promised by the Father.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, – give us the good Spirit.

Holy Spirit, – hear us.
Consoling Spirit, – graciously hear us.

V. Send us Your Spirit and all things will be created,
R. And You will renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray:
O God, You instructed the hearts of Your faithful with the Light of the Holy Spirit; grant us that, in the same Spirit, we may always be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
– St Louis de Montfort

 
 

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