Novena to St Charles Borromeo for our Priests, Bishops, our Holy Father and for all our Parishes and for the universal Church DAY 2 You are, O great St. Charles, among all the Saints of God, one in whose intercession I should most confide, because you were chosen by God to promote the interests of religion, by promoting the Christian education of youth. You were, like Jesus Christ himself, always accessible to little ones; for whom you broke the bread of the word of God, and procured for them also the blessings of a Christian Education. To you, then, I have recourse with confidence, beseeching you to obtain for me the grace to profit of the advantages I enjoy, and for which I am so considerably indebted to your zeal. Preserve me by your prayers from the dangers of the world; obtain that my heart may be impressed with a lively horror of sin; a deep sense of my duty as a Christian; a sincere contempt for the opinion and false maxims of the world; an ardent love for God, and that holy fear which is the beginning of wisdom. [Mention your request] Preserve Your Priests, Your Bishops. our Holy Father and all Your Church, O Lord, under the continual protection of Your glorious Confessor and Bishop, St. Charles, that as he was eminent for the discharge of his pastoral duties, so his prayers may make us zealous in the love of Your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the Help of the Holy Spirit by Saint Anthony of Padua
O God, send forth Your Holy Spirit into my heart that I may perceive, into my mind that I may remember and into my soul that I may meditate. Inspire me to speak with piety, holiness, tenderness and mercy. Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses from beginning to end. May Your grace ever help and correct me and may I be strengthened now with wisdom from on high, for the sake of Your infinite mercy. Amen.