Prayer for Help of the Holy Spirit

O God,
send forth your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive,
into my mind that I may remember,
and into my soul that I may meditate.

Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness, and mercy.
Teach, guide, and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end.
May your grace ever help and correct me,
and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high,
for the sake of your infinite mercy. Amen.

(St. Anthony of Padua)
Suggested by Fr. Michael McGuire, SSC on 26-June-2011 during SSVP Mid-Year Retreat

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