Prayers of Invocation on God’s Will
Almighty and Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, who has created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you, grant to us purity of heart and strength of purpose so that no selfish desire may hinder us from knowing your will, and no weakness from doing it. In your light may we see life clearly, and in your service find perfect freedom. For your mercy’s sake. Amen.
John Watson, Prayers and Services, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.
Almighty God, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, that he may govern and guide us according to your will, comfort us in all our temptations and afflictions, defend us from all error, and lead us into all truth, that we may be steadfast in the faith, increase in love and in all good works, and in the end, obtain eternal life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Brunswick-Luneburg 1564, Pentecost, in the Service Book and Hymnal, 1958.
Lord of lords, we praise You today for You have sought to know us, claim us, and even love us. You are the God of relationships, and You seek one with us. As You relate to Yourself in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you perfectly model intimacy for us. Through Your presence today, help us to better understand Your everlasting love. Amen.
Austin D. Hill