Holy Spirit, divine Consoler,
I adore you as my God, with God the Father and God the Son.
I adore you and unite myself to the adoration
you receive from the angels and saints.
I give you my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving for all the grace
which you never cease to bestow on me.
O Giver of all supernatural gifts who filled the soul
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with such immense favors, I beg you to visit me
with your grace and your love and to grant me
the gift of holy fear, so that it may act on me
as a check to prevent me from falling back
into my past sins, for which I beg pardon.
Grant me the gift of piety,
so that I may serve you for the future with increased fervor,
follow with more promptness your holy inspirations,
and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.
Give me the gift of knowledge, so that I may know the things of God,
and enlightened by your holy teaching,
may walk, without deviation,
in the path of eternal salvation.
Give me the gift of fortitude,
so that I may overcome courageously
all the assaults of the devil, and all the dangers of this world
which threaten the salvation of my soul.
Give me the gift of counsel,
so that I may choose what is more conducive
to my spiritual advancement, and may discover
the wiles and snares of the tempter.
Give me the gift of understanding,
so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries,
and by contemplation of heavenly things
detach my thoughts and affections
from the vain things of this passing world.
Give me the gift of wisdom,
so that I may rightly direct all my actions,
referring them to God as my last end;
so that, having loved and served him in this life,
I may have the happiness of possessing him eternally in the next.