Here we are before thee, O Holy Ghost. We feel the burden of our infirmities, but we are united all together in thy name: come to us, help us, enter into our hearts: teach us what we should do, the path to follow, do for us what thou askest us to do.
Be the only one to propose and guide our decisions, because only thou, with the Father and the Son, hast a name that is glorious and holy. Do not allow us to offend justice, thou, who lovest order and peace. Let not ignorance lead us astray, let not human sympathy bias us. Do not let people or office influence us.
Keep us intimately close to thee with the gift of thy Grace, so that we may be only one thing with thee, and nothing may separate us from the Truth. Gathered in thy Holy Name, may we be good and firm, so that all we do may be in one accord with thee, awaiting that the faithful fulfilment of our duty may lead us to the eternal good. Amen.
– St Isidore of Seville