Blessed Trinity, I desperately need the Gift of Knowledge so I may battle against Despair and Presumption and grow in HopeLord, hear my prayer.

Rather than ignorance, rejection or distrust, help me to fully recognize, trust, and accept that Your Divine Will is being accomplished in all things through Your Dominion and Providence…

Rather than ignoring, doubting or fearing, give me absolute trust and reliance on Your Divine Mercy to bless me in every aspect of my life…

Rather than remaining unrepentant, disinterested or presumptuous, lead me to repentance, contrition, confession and gratitude so that I might more fully accept and receive Your Divine Mercy…

Rather than ignorance, apathy, boredom or neglect, fill me with the hunger and curiosity to contemplate Your Beatific Vision and joyfully anticipate spending Eternity with You… 

Rather than disbelief, ignorance or allegiance to Satan, help me to contemplate my coming death, Judgment and the horrors of Hell so that I might never forget my desperate need for You to be my Savior…

Rather than scrupulosity, obsessive guilt, or failing to fear Your just anger at sin, grant me a prudent fear of punishment, healthy guilt and shame for my many sins, and a sorrowful fear of displeasing You…

Rather than falling into consuming fear, sorrow, discouragement, unhappiness and foreboding, fill me with confidence, joy, encouragement, happiness and expectancy that Your Holy Will is being done in my life …

Blessed Trinity, I desperately need the Gift of Knowledge so I may battle against Despair and Presumption and grow in Hope.

I beg for a strong and abiding Hope, in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, Savior of Man. Amen.

For more, see The ECM Litanies of Virtue, Overview of Virtue and Vice, The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

See also: ECM Master Chart: Vice, Virtue and the Holy Spirit