I am going to show you a secret to holiness and happiness.
For five minutes every day let your imagination be quiet, close your eyes to everything they see, and shut your ears to of all the world’s noise so that you can withdraw into the sanctuary of your baptized soul, the temple of the Holy Ghost.
And speak to that Holy Spirit and say to Him:
“Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, I adore Thee.
Enlighten me, guide me,
strengthen and comfort me.
Tell me what I ought to do and order me to do it.
I promise to submit to anything that Thou requirest from me,
and to accept everything that Thou allowest to happen to me.
Just show me what Thy will is.”
If you do this your life will be quiet and peaceful,
and comfort will abound even in the middle of troubles.
For grace will be given to match any stress together with strength to bear it, grace that will take you to the gates of Paradise, full of merit. Such submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of holiness.
I hope you don’t mind the male intrusion, but I wanted to say that I love that prayer. Thank you for sharing it.
On the contrary….thank you for your intrusion. I ran across this in my reading a couple of days ago and immediately memorized it. It is beautiful.
Yes it is. I liked it in particular because it touches on the Holy Spirit, which is the part of the Trinity that doesn’t get as much attention as deserved. Especially given that each of us is a temple of that aspect of the Divine.
Fr Angelo said:
That prayer is in a booklet called the Penitential Rosary which was prayed by my family during the Fridays of Lent with the arms extended in the form of a cross
I didn’t know that. Thank you for sharing, Father.
Beautiful! I am going to print it out and put it next to my bed for the morning!
colleen strand said:
That is a beautiful prayer and so simple. I felt peace just reading it. I will surely memorize it and ponder it. Thanks for sharing it.