Consecration to the Holy Spirit for Universal Sanctification

 

The following prayer to the Holy Spirit was given to me by a very dear priest friend many, many years ago. It is on page 70 - 75 of Volume II of the book "The Great Sign". It is a very powerful prayer. I encourage you to make this novena and pray to receive the gifts the Father would have us operate and move in. Remember we are all members of the body, and we will have different gifts. But WE ARE ALL NEEDED!  Sadie Jamillo

 

When I first made this consecration I cannot tell you how powerfully it impacted my life and especially my spiritual life. That is what we need again! To make a difference we must be on FIRE! And the FIRE must be that of the Holy Spirit. Apart from God we can DO NOTHING!

So let us continue in our "Way of the Cross", empowered by the Holy Spirit to give witness to the TRUTH!

 

Consecration to the Holy Spirit for Universal Sanctification


 

O my Holy Spirit, perennial font of grace and love, Joy of the Trinity, Creator of the universe, sweetest guest of hearts, light and splendor of souls, I ( name ) the lowliest of the sinners to you come, with humility and confidence and dare to consecrate myself to you.

Divine Spirit, breathe on my weak and sterile being and bring me the light, the warmth and abundance of holy works. Come to my soul to purify everything, which is defective and sinful. Adorn my soul with the immensity of your richness, the power of your gift and the fire of your love. Make my soul your perpetual and sweet Dwelling Place, and a magnificent temple of your Glory.

 

O my Divine Spirit, furnace of eternal love for souls, in your infinite bounty and charity, you search for the heart of men to give them a new divine life. You want to renew the world with your perennial Pentecost of graces, virtues and gifts. This is the time that souls, more than ever, need your presence, your grace and your power to be detached from sinful ways and to be brought to the ideals of the Gospel and to the imitation of Divine Perfection. Today, I come to you, I consecrate myself to you, and I open myself to your mysterious and divine work, to be completely renewed in body and soul so that I can become a worthy vessel of your bounty and election.

 

O my Holy Spirit, I believe with all my Heart in your divine love for all the faithful and especially I believe in your love for me. I feel that you have called me, that you knocked at the door of my heart that you are with me, that you fill me with your love and tenderness. Therefore, I want be yours. I want to belong to you and dedicate myself to you and your work forever. Grant that I might know and experience the splendor of your light, the gleam of your flames, the richness of your Grace, the marvels of your omnipotence. Show to me and to all the souls, the face of your Love and the depth of your Divinity, so that my soul and the souls of my brothers might be subdued by the charm of the inexpressible beauty of your Divine Majesty.

 

O my Divine Spirit, I am yours. Take complete possession of all my being. With all my love, with all my joy, with all the might of my heart I consecrate myself to your divine love, to your sweet bounty.

 

O my Holy Spirit, in my loneliness please be to me like a mother, like a friend, like a guide, like an advocate. I will be all yours! I will love with the simplicity of a child and with the ardor of a seraphim.

 

O my Eternal Love, I want to know you, and I want to love you. I want to preach about you, I want to bring you to the souls and the souls to you.

 

O my Divine Spirit, I love you and I consecrate myself to you, but I have a great fear! I fear of not being faithful to you, of not persevering in your love. I fear that I will be attracted by the things of this world and by the creatures of this world. I strongly fear not to keep my promises and even not to live this, my consecration to you.

 

O my Love, please, I beg you not to abandon me for my infidelity, for my weakness for my misery. Never do I want to be separated from you; nothing will let me be far from you. I want to be yours forever. Please help me to overcome all my interior and exterior difficulties. I especially consecrate and recommend to you this my heart, subject to all the waves of this earthly life.

 

O my Holy Spirit, this consecration is like a personal covenant with you. I offer and consecrate myself to you and I beg you to grant me this favor. Confirm me in your Grace, in your Love, in your Work. Be my joy, my consolation, my strength, my rest and my all. In spite of my nothingness, I desire to be your devout servant, your faithful friend. Grant me to be your Apostle, the Apostle of your infinite love, of your infinite tenderness for souls. Grant me to be an Apostle of universal sanctification.

 

Concluding Prayer

O my Holy Spirit, in all my weaknesses and infirmities, help me always with your grace and win me always with the kiss of your eternal love. Transport me always in the kingdom of truth and charity. Bring me and unite me continuously to Jesus Christ and the Eternal Father.

 

Prayer to Obtain the Holy Spirit

I.

Eternal Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, and through the merits of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, send me the Holy Spirit.

Come, O Holy Spirit, into my heart and sanctify it. Come, O Father of the Poor, and lift me up.
Come, O Author of all good, and console me.
Come, O Light of the minds, and enlighten me.
Come, O Consoler of the Souls and comfort me.
Come, O sweet Guest of hearts, and do not depart from me.
Come, O real Refresher of my life, and restore me.

 

Glory Be To The Father
(3 times)

 

Holy Spirit, Eternal Love come to me with your ardors. Come, and inflame our hearts.

 

II.

Eternal Father, In the Name of Jesus Christ, and through the merits of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, send me the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit, God of infinite charity, give me Your holy Love.
Holy Spirit, God of virtue, convert me.
Holy Spirit, Fount of celestial illumination, dissipate my ignorance.
Holy Spirit, Author of true peace, repose in my heart.
Holy Spirit, God of infinite purity, sanctify my soul.
Holy Spirit, God of all happiness, communicate yourself to my heart.
Holy Spirit, substantial Love of the Father of the Son, dwell with us.

 

Glory Be To The Father
(3 times)

 

Holy Spirit, Eternal Love, come to me with your ardors. Come, and inflame our hearts.

 

III.

Eternal Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, and through the merits of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, send me the Holy Spirit.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of Wisdom.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of Understanding.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of Counsel.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of Fortitude.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of Knowledge.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of Piety.
Come, Holy Spirit, and give me the gift of the Holy Fear of God.

Glory Be To The Father
(3 times)

 

Holy Spirit, Eternal Love, come to me with your ardors. Come, and inflame our hearts.

 

IV.

Come Holy Spirit, to fill my soul with your gifts. Then, I will repent of all my faults. I will take to heart the mortification and the detachment from all things of the earth that are vain, useless, and delusive. Spirit consoler, I am poor, I am naked, and deprived of your gifts. You alone are the Most Sweet Guest of my soul, the refresher in my pains, the control of my passions, the solace of in my affliction. O Most Blessed Light, please penetrate the innermost part of my heart, without Your help, I will always be empty of everything. I will always be wicked.

O Celestial Spirit, come and wash my sordidness, take away the sterility of my heart, and cure the wounds of my soul.

O Divine Love, warm my coldness, lower my haughtiness, restore me and guide me in the path of the blessed eternity.

And finally, distribute, O Holy Spirit, to me and to all the faithful who pray to you and who confide in you, your seven celestial gifts, so that with them all of us will reach one day the happy attainment of our salvation, the reward of our virtues, and the joy of eternal life.

 

Objectives of the Consecration

1.      To live and grow in the grace of God every day.

2.     To know the value and the marvels of the grace.

3.     To spread the knowledge and the devotion of the Holy Spirit.

4.     To realize the presence of the Holy Spirit in ourselves since we are Temples of the  Holy Spirit.

5.     To repeat frequently, acts of faith and love to the Holy Spirit.

6.     To supplicate the Holy Spirit for the conversion of sinners.

7.     To pray to the Holy Spirit to shower all His graces and gifts upon the universal church.

8.     To ask the Holy Spirit for all His Gifts as a continual personal Pentecost.

9.     To open our soul to the faithfulness to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

10. To be a tireless worker for the sanctification of oneself and of others.

 

Nihil Obstat: Reverend Monsignor Joseph C. Downing, Censor Deputatus
Imprimatur: Most Reverend George H. Guilfoyle, DD, JD.
Bishop of Camden

 

 

December 24, 1975

The Reverend Thomas M. Adinolfi
Vocationist Fathers
644 E. End Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17604

 

Ps: several years after the publication of the book, The Great Sign, Volume II, with the prayer to the Holy Spirit, I received a phone call from a woman who was a personal friend of the priest who wrote this prayer. She had read my book and she wanted to know how I had received a copy of the prayer. After sharing with her, she then shared with me that he has since passed away, but that he was a very holy priest. Let us thank God for this priest and for this prayer.