Prayers of Invocation on The Heart

Sermon Illustrations on the Heart

 A Prayer From Catherine of Siena

O Holy Spirit, come into my heart; 

By your power draw it to yourself, God, 

And give me charity with fear. 

Guard me, Christ, from every evil thought, 

And so warm and enflame me again 

With your most gentle love 

That every suffering may seem light to me. 

My holy Father and my gentle Lord, 

Help me in my every need. 

Christ love! Christ love!

Almighty God, the source of every good prayer, who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication; deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and renewed faith we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fox, Chain of Prayer Across the Ages, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Inspired by Acts 2

O God, the Father Almighty, who has promised to give the Holy Spirit to those that ask you,; look graciously upon us assembled with one accord in one place to make our prayer to you, and to wait for your promise and your abundant mercy, renew in our longing hearts your Holy Gift; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr., James Ferguson, Prayers for Common Worship, Allenson & Co., Ltd.

Almighty God, for whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gregorian Sacramentary

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed: Give unto your servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments, and also that by you, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. 

Service Book and Hymnal, The Lutheran Church of America