A Collect for Being Receptive to the Spirit

Spirit of the Lord, who lit upon the Christ at his baptism, rest on us as you did our savior, and may our hearts be willing to receive you, that we would be receptive to your movements and promptings, and we would follow as you lead, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Father, one God, in majesty and love. Amen. ‘And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.’ – Mark 1:10 How are you at listening for the Holy Spirit’s promptings? If the Spirit were to whisper to you, would you be attentive enough to hear? Are there ways you could become better at attending to his words and nudges? Take a few minutes now to listen for what he might be trying to say. If you hear something, talk with him about it. If you do not, thank him for being present in you nonetheless.