Prayer to the Holy Spirit (Veni Sancte Spiritus)
Come Holy Spirit, send us a ray of your light from Heaven.
Come Father of the poor, come giver of all gifts,
come light of all hearts.
Perfect consoler, sweet guest of our souls, most sweet help.
In our tiredness give us rest, in the heat give us shade,
in our tears give us solace.
Oh most blessed light; invade the hearts of all the faithful.
Without your strength, nothing is good in us,
nothing is without fault.
Wash what is dirty, bathe what is arid,
heal what is hurting.
Make soft what is rigid, warm what is cold,
straighten what is crooked.
Give to all who trust in You, your holy gifts.
Give virtue and all good.
Give a holy death, give eternal joy. Amen.