A Collect to Be Used of the Spirit

Holy Spirit, whose words enliven the soul, speak through us and do not let our foibles and sins get in the way of your words, that what we say might be balm to the hurting, encouragement to the struggling, correction for those needing discipline, and love to all, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Father in perfect wisdom. Amen. ‘ When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.’ – Matthew 10:20