For the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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 the Fear of the Lord that I may dread sin, which offends You, O my God.

(Saint John Paul II prayed this daily after his dad taught him in childhood. He also offered an “Our Father” and “Hail Mary” for each of the seven gifts. Source: “Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves” by Jason Evert, p. 134)

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