(Jesus said).. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.

John 14:16 ESV

Loving God, You have graciously given us a Helper and a  Comforter; One who will remain with us for ever.

One who will remind us of everything Jesus said, taught and did.  One who will teach us and show us things beyond our human understanding.  One who will reveal the heart and mind and ways of God.  One who will enable us and lead us in ways of righteousness of peace.  One who will pray with us in our weakness, in a way that cannot be put into words.  One who will arm us with strength and confidence in the midst of doubt and fear.  One who will clothe us with compassion, kindness, and humility.  One who will live out the Christian life with us and within us.  One who will breathe new life into us and fill us with joy and peace in knowing Jesus.

One who will convict us of the truth, who will gently remind us – …Jesus gave his life for you; …. you are wholly and dearly loved. *

Gracious God, we praise you for your life-giving Holy Spirit who is with us and helps us to navigate this often difficult life.  We thank you that He is a Holy Guest and will never coerce or over-ride our free will.  As we reflect, may we open our hearts to invite and welcome your Holy Spirit more fully into our lives, for Jesus sake. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth
*  1 John 3:16;  1 Col 3:12