Prayers of Invocation on the Creator
Creator Spirit, by whose aid
The world’s foundations first were laid,
Come, visit every pious mind;
Come, pour thy joys on humankind;
From sin and sorrow set us free, And make thy temples worthy thee.
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.