An Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit
“O Holy Spirit, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to You my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity.
May my understanding be always submissive to Your heavenly inspirations and to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, of which You are the infallible Guide.
May my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine Will, and may my whole life be a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and You, Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever. Amen.”
–St. Pius X; June 5th 1908
“Holy and divine Spirit! Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, your spouse, bring the fullness of your gifts into our hearts. Comforted and strengthened by you, may we live according to your Will and may we die praising your infinite mercy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
A Secret of Sanctity
“I am going to reveal to you a secret of sanctity and happiness. If every day during five minutes, you will keep your imagination quiet, shut your eyes to all the things of sense, and close your ears to all the sounds of earth, so as to be able to withdraw into the sanctuary of Your baptized soul, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, speaking there to the Holy Spirit saying:
‘O Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten, guide, strengthen and console me. Tell me what I ought to do and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive in everything that You permit to happen to me, only show me what is Your will.’
If you do this, your life will pass happily and serenely. Consolation will abound even in the midst of troubles. Grace will be given in proportion to the trial as well as strength to bear it, bringing you to the gates of Paradise full of merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the Secret of Sanctity.”
How do I bring the Holy Spirit into my house?
There are seven ways to invite the Spirit into your home: Keep it clean and uncluttered (the Spirit of the Lord cannot dwell in unclean spaces); Clean language (the language we use in our homes can drive the Spirit away if we are not careful); Uplifting Media; Daily Scripture Study; Daily Prayer; Home Decor; Love one another.
How do you invoke the Holy Spirit in prayer?
Ask and you shall receive! The Holy Spirit is a free gift to all of us. Ask the Holy Spirit for His presence, and ask often. Just make sure you are sincere, walking in the ways of the Lord, and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord.