Holy Spirit Prayer of Saint Augustine

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Saint Augustine (354-430) created this poetic prayer to the Holy Spirit:

 

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,

That my thoughts may all be holy.

Act in me, O Holy Spirit,

That my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,

That I love but what is holy.

Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,

To defend all that is holy.

Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,

That I always may be holy.

– Amen

 

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