"… the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For when we do not know how to pray as we ought, the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for human words." (Romans 8:26)
Holy Spirit, I recognize my total inabilities, weakness and deep sinfulness. From the depths of that nothingness and misery, I beg you: Come with Your grace to help me in my weaknesses.
Because I cannot express in my words:
- my Love to You, my Lord,
- my prayer for those whom I love,
- my sorrows for sins committed and harm I caused,
Therefore, I ask you, Holy Spirit, come to my aid, because
- Your majesty and holiness intimidates me,
- my helplessness overwhelms me,
- the wickedness of my sins scares me the.
You who penetrate the depths of God, express my prayer with sighs I cannot express in my human words. Mine is misery and nothingness, Yours is power and love. Mine is pride and arrogance, Yours is power and Peace. Give me your gifts: of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and fortitude, of knowledge, piety and fear of God.
Cleanse me of all evil. Teach me humility, patience and forgiveness. I beg these gifts, Holy Spirit, Who, with God the Father and the Son of God, lives and reigns Forever and ever. Amen.