Here is a prayer of illumination – a prayer for the presence of the Holy Spirit, traditionally spoken before the reading and preaching of the Word. It is inspired by Amos 5, and comes from the Worship@North website.
Prayer of Illumination
(inspired by Amos 5)
O God, you alone are our Judge.
Send your Spirit of truth
to expose our self-deception
and challenge our complacency
so that we may surrender to your mercy
and follow your will
through Jesus Christ our Liberator. Amen.
~ from a collection of prayers posted on the Worship@North website. https://northchurchindy.wordpress.com/