Tuesday 27 February 2018

Prayer to the Holy Spirit by Cardinal Mercier

Prayer to the Holy Spirit by Cardinal Mercier 

Holy Spirit, Beloved of my soul, I adore you. Enlighten me; guide me; strengthen me; console me. Tell me what I shall do: give me your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that you desire of me, and to accept all that you permit to happen to me. Let me only know your will.

I first encountered this prayer in the book, Be A Man by Father Larry Richards. I have been praying it regularly now for while. I have been trying to find out some more information on the prayer and have come across a different version of it.

O Holy Spirit
soul of my soul
I adore you.
strengthen and console me.

Tell me what I ought to do
and command me to do it.
I promise to submit to everything
that you ask of me
and to accept all
that you allow to happen to me.
Just show me what is your will.

It is attributed to 
Cardinal Joseph Mercier (1851-1926).  It is a simple prayer to learn. But a hard prayer to live I am striving to do so. I have configured an email reminder so that this pops up early each day. When the email comes in I pause and take a moment to pray and dedicate my day to God.


Theresa Linden said...

Love this prayer! I want to memorize it so I can say it whenever I think of it throughout the day.

I am in the middle of a novena to the Holy Spirit, one of two I want to do this lent. https://www.discerninghearts.com/catholic-podcasts/holy-spirit/

Steven R. McEvoy said...

Here is a link for the above mentioned: Novena to the Holy Spirit