15 May, 2023
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. – Ephesians 1:17
Almighty Father, the perpetual praises of your Holy Name resounds in the heavens and we join in their chorus, as children of our Father God, praying that we are made worthy and are justified, through penance and reconciliation, that we may increase in wisdom and obtain your grace.. Help us to grow in understanding and knowledge, to discern and separate light from darkness, through the illumination and revelation of your Holy Spirit and through abiding in Christ, so that he abides in us, to receive abundant life through your Anointed, according to the riches of your glory in his Name.
Lord, may we be enlightened by the reading and guidance of your Holy Word in the Gospel of Truth, in which you have revealed your Glory through the wonders of your creation. Though we fell from the grace you had awarded us through creating us in your likeness, we have been restored by Jesus’ sacrifice and are positioned in Christ, living in him and with him, as the Body of Christ. Thank you Lord, for giving us your indwelling Holy Spirit, through Whose counsel we walk in faith, as the Scripture is unveiled for our eyes to see and our hearts to understand and also to discern your promises and your faithfulness.
Help us, dear Father, to cling to you and never stray away from you. May we walk on the path of holiness along with your Holy Spirit, remaining illumined by doing your Holy Will. Empower us with strength to withstand the temptations of the world, staying focused on you, Who encompass us with love and mercy, and in Whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. As our Protector, Author of our lives and Deliverer, we embrace and acknowledge you as our God and are emboldened to walk in your footsteps, through Christ, our Lord. Amen