August 1, 2017 – Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori
On this Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori, I share a prayer for the gifts of the Holy Spirit that is attributed to him:
Grant me the gift of piety,
so that I may serve You for the future with increased
fervor, follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations,
and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.
Grant me the gift of knowledge,
so that I may know the things of God and,
enlightened by Your holy teaching, may walk,
without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.
Grant me the gift of fortitude,
so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of
the devil, and all the dangers of this world that threaten the
salvation of my soul.
Grant me the gift of counsel,
so that I may choose what is more conducive to my
and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.
Grant me the gift of understanding,
so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries
and by contemplation of heavenly things detach my thoughts
and affections from the vain things of this miserable
Grant me the gift of wisdom,
so that I may rightly direct all my actions,
referring them to God as my last end;
so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life,
I may have the happiness of possessing Him eternally in