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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
in ev'ry need you bring us aid,
proceeding forth from heaven's throne,
from God, the Father and the Son;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
increase our faith in our dear Lord;
unless your grace the power should give,
none can believe in Christ and live;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
make us to love your sacred word;
the holy flame of love impart,
that charity may warm each heart;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God,
enlighten us by that same word;
teach us to know God's radiant love,
lead us to Christ who reigns above;
O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God.


As we go out in God's joy with God's word lighting our path, we trust that God is with us and will provide for us along the way. We may stumble and our faith may be rocky at times. Yet we must continue to ask God for guidance and strength, that our faith might be nurtured and take root more deeply. "O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God, increase our faith in our dear Lord...make us to love your sacred word...teach us to know God's radiant love, lead us to Christ who reigns above." May this be your prayer as you continue in your faith your whole life long.

Holy one, thank you for your presence and guidance in our lives; build us up in faith and send your Spirit to lead us always. Amen.

Katelyn Rakotoarivelo, '17
St. Paul, Minn.


This God Pause daily devotion is brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary.