litany of the holy spirit

The Litany of the Holy Spirit

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What a pleasure it was to find this Litany of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy ghost is sometimes referred to as the “neglected person of the Trinity.” However, our Lord expressed the importance of the Holy Spirit. He left the paraclete with us to guide us in all things.

Pope Benedict XVI said, “The Holy Spirit is almost the interpreter who makes God and us ourselves understand what we want to say.”

St. Paul of the Cross said, “You could not love Jesus if you did not possess the living source of holy and pure love, namely, the Holy Spirit.

Pray the Litany of the Holy Spirit especially when you need God’s help with discernment.

May this litany reinvigorate you to do God’s work!

***The Litany of the Holy Spirit is for private recitation only, which means they should be prayed inside the home – not publicly or during any sort of liturgy.

The Litany of the Holy Spirit, lists the ways that the Holy Ghost is important to us, maybe in ways we had not thought of.


The Litany of the Holy Spirit

*For private recitation only*

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Father all-powerful, have mercy on us. Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us. Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us. Holy Trinity, hear us.

Holy Spirit, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts. Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.

Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.

Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us.

Author of all good, have mercy on us.
Source of heavenly water, have mercy on us.

Consuming fire, have mercy on us.

Ardent charity, have mercy on us.

Spiritual unction, have mercy on us.

Spirit of love and truth, have mercy on us.

Spirit of wisdom and understanding, have mercy on us.

Spirit of counsel and fortitude, have mercy on us.

Spirit of knowledge and piety, have mercy on us.

Spirit of the fear of the Lord, have mercy on us.

Spirit of grace and prayer, have mercy on us.

Spirit of peace and meekness, have mercy on us.

Spirit of modesty and innocence, have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, the Comforter, have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church, have mercy on us.

Gift of God, the Most High, have mercy on us.

Spirit Who fillest the universe, have mercy on us.

Spirit of the adoption of the children of God, have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, shed Thy light in our souls., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice., have mercy on us.

Holy Spirit, be Thou our everlasting reward., have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Send us Thy Holy Spirit.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.

V. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

Let us pray. Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.


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