Another Advocate

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” (John 14:15-21)

Gracious and holy Lord,

When we face times of uncertainty and fear, send your Holy Spirit to dwell among us. Help us to know that you are ever-present for us in the work of the Spirit, making it possible for us to face each day and its challenges. May your Spirit move in all your children, as we proclaim your promises of love and grace to the world. Amen.