“Spiritus Sanctus”

Written By: John - Jun• 06•13

I’ve spent several hours this week studying John 14:15-17 with especial attention to what Jesus said about the Holy Spirit.  I can’t wait to preach that text this Sunday, but I thought it might draw our hearts close to the text by sharing a prayer from Valley of Vision.  The title of the prayer is Spiritus Sanctus.

O HOLY SPIRIT,

As the sun is full of light, the ocean is full of water, Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of Thee.

Vain are all divine purposes of love and the redemption wrought by Jesus except Thou work within, regenerating by Thy power, giving me eyes to see Jesus, showing me the realities of the unseen world.

Give me Thyself without measure, as an unimpaired fountain, as inexhaustible riches.

I bewail my coldness, poverty, emptiness, imperfect vision, languid service, prayerless prayers, praiseless praises.

Suffer me not to grieve or resist Thee.

Come as power, to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme and keep me Thine;

Come as Teacher, leading me in all truth, filling me with all understanding;

Come as love, that I may adore the Father, and love Him as my all;

Come as joy, to dwell in me, move in me, animate me;

Come as light, illuminating the Scripture, molding me in its laws;

Come as sanctifier, body, soul, and spirit wholly Thine;

Come as helper, with strength to bless and keep, directing my every step; come as beautifier, bringing order out of confusion, loveliness out of chaos.

Magnify to me Thy glory by bring magnified in me, and make me redolent of Thy fragrance. (page 50-51)

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