I’d like to share with you my favorite prayer to the Holy Spirit, formed by Servant of God and founder of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt, Fr. Joseph Kentenich. The roots of this prayer go back to Désiré-Félicien-François-Joseph Mercier (1851-1926), a Belgian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Fr. Kentenich advocated spending a few minutes every day contemplating the power of, and invoking, the Holy Spirit. He said this about the prayer in 1965:
“”If you make an effort to do this, you will not only remain happy and cheerful, but also content and high-minded even in the most difficult situations and moments of suffering.”
The text of the prayer is below. May the Spirit fill you with his gifts on this Pentecost Sunday, and may the rest of your life be an unfolding of his fruits!
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, you are the soul of my soul. I humbly adore you.
Enlighten me, strengthen me, guide me, comfort me.
Reveal your wishes to me as far as they are in accordance with the will of the Eternal Father.
Show me what Eternal Love wants of me. Show me what I should do. Show me what I should suffer. Show me what I should humbly and thoughtfully accept, bear and endure.
Holy Spirit, show me your will and the will of the Father, for I want my whole lif eto be nothing else than a continuous, and everlasting yes to the wishes, to the will of God , the Eternal Father. Amen.