Prayer to the Holy Spirit


Breathe in me,
O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts many all be holy.

Act in me,
O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart,
O Holy Spirit,
that I love only what is holy.

Strengthen me,
O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.

Guard me, then,
O Holy Spirit,
that I may always be holy.

–AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO (Algeria/354-430)

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