God the Holy Spirit,
third person of the blessed Trinity.
Spirit of truth love and holiness,
proceeding from the Father
and the Son,
and equal to them in all things.
I adore You and love You with all my heart.
Teach me to know and to seek God,
by whom and for whom I was created.
Fill my heart with holy fear and love of God.
Grant me compunction and patience
and allow me not to fall into sin.
Give me an increase of faith, hope &
charity and bring forth in my soul
all the virtues proper to my state of life.
Give me Your four cardinal virtues,
Your seven gifts, and Your twelve fruits.
Make me a faithful follower of Jesus
and an obedient child of the church.
Give me the grace to keep the commandments
and to receive the sacraments worthily.
Raise me to perfection in the state of
life which You have called me.
And lead me to a happy death,
through Jesus Christ, O Lord.
Grant me also O Holy Spirit,
You who are the giver of all good gifts,
the special favor for which I ask…
(mention your request)
if it be for Your greater honor
and the good of my soul.