Act of Personal Consecration to the Holy Spirit.

 

O Holy Spirit, love that proceeds from the Father and the Son,

                        font of inexhaustible graces and life,

  to you I desire to consecrate my person, my past, my present,

my future, my desires, my choices, my decisions, my thoughts,

my affections, all that I am, all those I encounter, whom I think of,

whom I know, whom I love and all that which my life makes contact.

 

From the power of your light, from the warmth of your presence,

from your peace are all your blessings.

You are the Lord and giver of life, and without your strength nothing is without fault.

O Spirit of eternal love, come into my heart, renew it and make it evermore like the heart of Mary,

so that I can become, now and always, a temple and tabernacle of your Divine Presence. AMEN

 

By Fr. Ciaran Mc Donnell.

 

Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

 

SEQUENCE

Holy Spirit, Lord of light,
From the clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.

Come, thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Come, thou light of all that live!

Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul’s delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;

Thou in toil art comfort sweet;
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal, light divine,
Visit thou these hearts ofthine,
And our inmost being fill:

If thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:

Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.

Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and thee adore,
With thy sevenfold gifts descend:

Give us comfort when we die;
Give us life with thee on high;
Give us joys that never end.