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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Prayer: Bonaventure

Lord Jesus,
as God's spirit came down and rested upon you,
may the same spirit rest on us, bestowing the
sevenfold gifts.

First, grant us the gift of understanding by which your laws may enlighten our minds.
Second, grant us counsel, by which we may follow in your steps on the path of righteousness.
Third, grant us courage, by which we may ward off the enemy's attacks.
Fourth, grant us knowledge, by which we can distinguish good from evil.
Fifth, grant us piety, by which we may acquire compassionate hearts.
Sixth, grant us fear, by which we may draw back from evil and submit to what is good.
Seventh, grant us wisdom, that we may taste fully the live-giving sweetness of your love.


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