Spiritus Sanctus

O HOLY SPIRIT,
As the sun if full of light, the ocean full of water,
Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of thee.
Vain are all divine purposes of love
and the redemption wrought by Jesus
except thou work within,
regenerating by thy power,
giving me eyes to see Jesus,
showing me the realities of the unseen world.
Give me thyself without measure,
as an unimpaired fountain,
as inexhaustible riches.
I bewail my coldness, poverty, emptiness,
imperfect vision, languid service,
prayerless prayers, praiseless praises.
Suffer me not to grieve or resist thee.
Come as power,
to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme and keep me thine;
Come as teacher,
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, moulding me in its laws;
Come as sanctifier,
body, soul and spirit wholly thine;
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 thy glory by being magnified in me,
and make re redolent of thy fragrance.

From The Valley of Vision – A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

4 thoughts on “Spiritus Sanctus

  1. The Puritans had it going on didn’t they!?! Every true believer we have ever known cherish the writings of the Puritans. What a wealth of teaching they left to us.

  2. Thanks, Mike, for this beautiful Devotion.
    The sentiments expressed therein are similar to what we found in our new church, and are what we were looking for.
    Is there a website you can recommend for further prayers, etc.?

  3. Mike,
    this is beautiful and may I say it is the only entry on your new format that I could easily read without straining my eyes.
    I appreciate your articles so much, but really wish you would go back to more print contrast for ease of reading.
    Blessings, SW

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