Sevenfold Gifts of the Holy Spirit


"The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of under-standing, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—and he will delight in the fear of the LORD." - Isaiah 11:2-3

Only one thing is important -- eternal salvation. Only one thing, therefore, is to be feared -- sin. Sin is the result of ignorance, weakness, and indifference The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Light, of Strength, and of Love.

With His sevenfold gifts (piety, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and fear of the Lord) He enlightens the mind, strengthens the will, and inflames the heart with God's love.

To ensure our salvation we ought to invoke the Spirit daily, for "The Spirit helps our infirmity. We know not what we should pray for as we ought. But the Spirit Himself asks for us."

O Lord Jesus Christ, who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Ghost to finish Your work in the souls of Your apostles and disciples deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth the Spirit on Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude, that I may bear my cross with You I and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God find know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen. - 1912 Holy Ghost Fathers
Nov 11 2011