Friday, May 28, 2010

The Secret of Sanctity and Happiness

Pope John Paul II, when he was a little boy, was given a prayer of surrender to the Holy Spirit by his father, and he told him to pray that every day -- and he did. John Paul II changed the world! The Holy Spirit can use us, also, if we too have devotion to Him and surrender to Him every day! So I would like to share this prayer and thoughts with you and encourage you to pray this prayer every day for the rest of your life:

"I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to the things of sense and your ears to all the noises of the world, in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctity of your baptized soul (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to that Divine Spirit, saying to Him:

Oh, Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore you. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me. Let me only know Your will. 

If you do this, your life will flow along happily, serenely and full of consolation, even in the midst of trials. Grace will be proportioned to the trial, giving you the strength to carry it and you will arrive at the gate of  Paradise, laden with merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity."