PRAY ♦ ♦ ♦ For Gifts of the Holy Spirit September 30, 2017 15:54
A chaplet prayer for grace, piety, knowledge,
fortitude, counsel, understanding and wisdom.
Today we might call these gifts by other names -
perhaps serenity, faith, insight, endurance, guidance,
empathy and open-mindedness.
Share the enthusiasm and faith that filled the heart of Saint Alphonsus Liguori -
a man who never held back in praying!
So much did he love and trust in the Blessed Virgin and Her son Jesus,
that he wrote books, chaplets and songs so we could all join with him
in our prayers.
This wee chaplet is known as the Chaplet for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit -
an appropriate prayer as we head into the "silly season" and all the marketing
and hype surrounding December and New Year.
I'll include a card of St Alphonsus' prayers with the chaplet.