Our life of prayer is living and breathing in the Holy Spirit. It is a loving awareness of the Spirit of God and an unreserved opening of ourselves to his presence with the help of words (vocal prayer) or of thoughts (meditative prayer) and in our actions, when we consciously perform them under the influence of the Holy Spirit. We live in the Holy Spirit when we acknowledge his presence everywhere, at every moment, and let ourselves be guided by him.

– SSpSAP Chapter Brochure 1974 –

Quarter-Hour Prayer
We pray this every quarter-hour to make us conscious of God’s
presence over and over again during the day and we remember
all God’s children

God, eternal Truth,
We believe in you.

God, our strength and our salvation,
We trust in you.

God, infinite goodness,
We love you with all our heart.

You sent the world into the world as our Savior,
Make us all one in him.

Fill us with the Spirit of Christ
That we may glorify your name.


Lord Jesus, Christ,
I adore you as the Son of God,
and through the mediation of your most loving
Mother I implore you, send me from the abundance
of your Sacred Heart the grace of your Holy Spirit, in
order that he enlighten my ignorance, purify and
sanctify my sinful heart, and confirm me in your
holy love. This I ask through the love of the Father
and the Holy Spirt, through the abundance of your
infinite mercy, and through the merits of all your


St. Arnold Janssen’s Favorite Prayer

Prayer to the Holy Spirit,
Come, Holy Spirit, and give us a new heart; a big heart
open to your silent and powerful inspiring words; a
heart totally imbued with a sense of and feeling for
Holy Church. A big heart, yearning to be like that of
Jesus Christ, wide enough to contain within itself the
Church and the world. A great and strong heart to love
all, to serve all, to suffer for all. A heart to bear all
temptations, every trial, every annoyance, every
weariness, every disappointment, every offense. A
constant heart when sacrifice calls, happy only to beat
with the heart of Christ, and to carry out humbly,
faithfully and cheerfully the divine will.


Pope Paul VI

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest
And in our souls take up Thy rest.
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

O Comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God most high,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father,
Thou, who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Kindle our sense from above,
And make our hearts o’erflow with love.
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Now to the Father and the Son
who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, o Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.


Come, Holy Spirit, Lord of Light,
from the clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give.

Come, thou Father of the poor,
come with treasures that endure,
come, thou light of all that live!

Thou of all consolers best,
Thou the soul’s delightful guest,
dost refreshing peace bestow.

Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
pleasant coolness in the heat,
solace in the midst of woe.

Light immortal, light divine,
visit now these hearts of thine,
and our inmost being fill.

If Thou take Thy grace away
nothing pure in man will stay;
all his good is turned to ill.

Heal our wounds, our strength renew,
on our dryness pour Thy dew,
wash the stains of guilt away.

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
melt the frozen, warm the chill,
guide the steps that go astray.

Thou on us who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
with Thy sevenfold gifts descend.

Give us comfort when we die;
give us life with Thee on high;
give us joys that never end. Amen.

With filial reverence we come before God, and amid the noise and unrest in this world, are a sign of the fruitfulness that results from the repose and concentration of all one’s powers in God.

– C.113 –