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Daily Prayer Prescribed for Better Mental Health

May 22, 2021
By Paul Emmel
Holy Spirit, light divine,
Dawn upon this soul of mine;
Let your word dispel the night,
Wake my spirit, clear my sight.
 
Holy Spirit, grace divine,
Cleanse this sinful heart of mine;
In your mercy look on me,
From sin's bondage set me free.
 
Holy Spirit, truth divine,
Shine upon these eyes of mine;
Send your radiance from above,
Let me know my Savior's love.
 
Holy Spirit, pow'r divine,
Fortify this will of mine;
Bend it to your own pure will,
All my life with graces fill.
 
Holy Spirit, peace divine,
Still this restless heart of mine;
Speak to calm the tossing sea,
Stayed in your tranquility.
 
Holy Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this self of mine;
I your temple pure would be
Now and for eternity.
 
Amen.
 
Text: Andrew Reed, 1788-1862, and Samuel Longfellow, 1819-92
 


 
 
Paul Emmel

Pentecost 2021

 

Paul EmmelPaul Emmel is a retired pastor in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, having served as a parish pastor, a correctional chaplain for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and a hospital chaplain and a community counselor. As a retired pastor, Paul continues to serve the Lord and His people, including establishing the Minnesota South District’s “Pastors to Prisoners” ministry.