O God the Holy Spirit, lead us to the cross and show us Christ’s wounds, the hateful nature of evil, the power of Satan;
May we there see our sins as the nails that pierced him, the cords that bound him, the thorns that tore him, the sword that stabbed him.
Help us to find in his death the reality and immensity of his love.
Open for us the wondrous volumes of truth in his words: ‘It is finished’.
Increase our faith in the clear knowledge of atonement achieved, expiation completed, satisfaction made, guilt done away, our debt paid, our sins forgiven, our souls saved, hell vanquished, heaven opened, eternity made ours.
O Holy Spirit, deepen in us these saving lessons.
Write them upon our hearts, that our walk may be sin-loathing, sin-fleeing, Christ-loving;
And allow no devil’s device to captivate or deceive us. Amen.
-adapted from “The Spirit’s Work” (The Valley of Vision)