An Invocation Of The Holy Spirit

This rich welcoming, this “crying out for” (the meaning of “invocation”) for the Holy Spirit of God to envelope us in His light was sent to me by good friend and colleague Gregg Finley, the Dean Of Arts at St. Stephen’s University.

It ministered to me deeply as I read the prayer, and I felt God so near as its simple words rolled through my mind and spirit.

Most powerful Holy Spirit,
come down
upon us
and subdue us.

From heaven,
where the ordinary
is made glorious,
and glory seems
but ordinary,

bathe us
with Your brilliance
of Your light
like dew.

An Invocation of the Holy Spirit (from Celtic Daily Prayer: from The Northumbria Community

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