“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” -Luke 4:18-19
Prescription For Trying Times
It is the Holy Spirit who hovers over our world now, still bringing form from chaos, light out of darkness, and life from death. It was the Holy Spirit who inspired the authors of Scripture, and who illuminates its readers today. It is the Holy Spirit who gives the Christian new life, who ministers to us the presence of Jesus, and by whom we worship and cry, “Abba
Father!” -George Croly, 1854
Prayer For This Season
Spirit of God descend upon my heart,
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.
Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame:
The baptism of the heaven-descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.