A Collect to Receive the Spirit’s Presence

Lord of creation, who is greater than all, you have sent to us the Holy Spirit, to live in us and be your presence with us. May we receive this gift of your presence with us, letting your love and wisdom fill us and immerse us, that we would be filled as you have meant us to be filled and fully connected to you, our creator, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ‘ He proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”‘