All-powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water
and the Holy Spirit you freed your sons and daughters from sin and gave
them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and
their guide. Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the
spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and
reverence. Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your
ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
This prayer names the traditional “Seven Gifts of the Holy
Spirit.” The biblical origin of these seven gifts is found in Isaiah
(11:1-3) where he foretells the qualities of the Messiah.
Listen to the song, “Sacred Silence.”