O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

That the Fire of the Holy Ghost Descends Upon Us This Year

Come Creator Spirit,
and visit the hearts of Your faithful:
fill with heavenly grace,
our hearts which you created.

You who are called the Paraclete,
Gift of God most high,
fount of life, fire of love,
and spiritual anointing.

You sevenfold gift,
Finger of the Father’s right hand,
promise of the Father,
enriching our lips with speech.

Kindle light in our senses,
infuse love in our hearts,
confirm the weakness of our
bodies with power perpetually.

Repel the enemy afar,
And give us peace at once:
with you our leader before us,
we shall avoid all harm.

Through you we know the Father,
and likewise know the Son,
and of You both the Spirit,
may we believe for all time.

Glory to God the Father,
And the Son who rose
from the dead and to the Paraclete
forever through all the ages.