11 February, 2021
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13
God of gods and Lord of all creation, it is with great comfort and anticipated relief that we thank you for giving us, along with your saving grace in the gift of salvation, obtained for us by Christ Jesus, the gift of the Spirit of truth, as counselor, to teach us to dwell in your word and to accompany us on our journey of life.
The power of evil, though subdued by Jesus when he nailed our sins to the cross and justified us in the sight of God, never puts an end to its wicked designs, attempting to sway us away from the everlasting promises of God, revealed to us by our Lord Jesus, promises of citizenship in heaven, of becoming co-heirs in the kingdom of God by our fidelity to him through our faith. Jesus resurrected and ascended into heaven, preparing a place for all the faithful, in the times to come.
Christ’s church on earth, of which he is the Head, and all true believers the members, is entrusted with the mission of evangelization and the Spirit of truth assists us by the enlightening power of understanding what is God’s will for us and the clear knowledge of discernment of his Holy word, which reveals his gospel of truth for all generations.
Lord, your Holy Spirit dwells within us and gives us greater understanding of your ways, truths which you instruct should be known, so that our path to you remains clear and is not distorted by our adversaries and we humbly submit to the Spirit in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen