Sunday School 9:00am Worship Service 10:15am | 3210 30th St., Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-564-4279

Spiritus Sanctus


Below is a prayer from an unknown Puritan to the Holy Spirit.  It has been "updated" into our more modern English. May it bless you as it did me.

As the sun is full of light,
   the ocean full of water,
   Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of You.
Vain are all divine purposes of love
   and the redemption wrought by Jesus
   unless You work within me,
      regenerating me by Your power,
      giving me eyes to see Jesus,
      showing me the realities of the unseen world.
O give me yourself without measure,
   as an unimpaired fountain,
   as inexhaustible riches.
I grieve my coldness, poverty, emptiness,
   imperfect vision, apathetic service,
   prayer-less prayers, praise-less praises.
Allow me not to grieve or resist You.
Come as power,
   to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme and keep me Yours
   leading me into 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 precepts;
Come as sanctifier
   body, soul and spirit wholly Yours;
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 Your glory by being magnified in me,
   and make me to radiate Your fragrance.
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