Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Trinity of love, may we bear the fruits of your Spirit:
give us love, that boundless, healing energy that transforms the world.
Give us joy, because no darkness or evil can overcome you.
Give us peace, to quieten our hearts, and to free us from bitterness.
Give us patience, to go on following you even when it is hard.
Give us kindness, to reach out to our neighbour and to the person who needs to be loved.
Give us goodness, to give with a generous heart and without ulterior motive.
Give us faithfulness, to remain true to our commitments.
Give us gentleness, to respect the freedom and integrity of others.
Give us self-control, to see our weaknesses and overcome them in your strength.
Trinity of love, may we bear the fruits of your Spirit.
(Based on Galations 5:22-23)

Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
enlighten our minds to perceive the mysteries of the universe in relation to eternity.

Spirit of right judgment and courage,
guide us and make us firm in our baptismal decision to follow Jesus' way of love. 

Spirit of knowledge and reverence,
help us to see the lasting value of justice and mercy in our everyday dealings with one another. 

Spirit of God, spark our faith, hope and love into new action each day.
Fill our lives with wonder and awe in your presence which penetrates all creation. Amen.