Powerful Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who, before ascending into heaven, did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, dare to grant the same Holy Spirit to me, that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love.


Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom, that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal,


the Spirit of Understanding, to enlighten my mind with the light of Your truth,


the Spirit of Counsel, that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining Heaven,


the Spirit of Fortitude, that I may bear my cross with You, and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,


the Spirit of Knowledge, that I may know God and know myself and grow more perfect in the science of the Saints,


the Spirit of Piety, that I may find peace and fulfillment in the service of God while serving others,


the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God, and may dread in any way to displease Him.


Teach me, dear Lord, to be your faithful disciple and animate me in all things with Your Spirit.