The Convicting Spirit

Blessed Spirit, Author of all grace and comfort,

Come, work repentance in our souls;

Represent sin to us in its odious colors that we may hate it; melt our hearts by the majesty and mercy of God; show us our ruined selves and the help there is in Him; teach us to behold our Creator, His ability to save, His arms outstretched, His heart big for us.

May we confide in His power and love, commit our souls to Him without reserve, bear His image, observe His laws, pursue His service, and be through time and eternity monuments to the efficacy of His grace, trophies of His victory.

Make us willing to be saved in His way, perceiving nothing in ourselves, but all in Jesus. Help us not only to receive Him but to walk in Him, depend upon Him, commune with Him, be conformed to Him, follow Him, imperfect, but still pressing forward, not complaining of labor, but valuing rest, not murmuring under trials, but thankful for our state.

Give us that faith which is the means of salvation, and the principle and medium of all godliness; May we be saved by grace through faith, live by faith, feel the joy of faith, and do the work of faith. Perceiving nothing in ourselves, may we find in Christ wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.