Here is part of our Old Testament reading, from the Book of Wisdom: ‘We can hardly guess at what is on earth, and what is at hand we find with labour; but who has traced out what is in the heavens? Who has learned thy counsel, unless thou hast given wisdom and sent thy holy Spirit from on high? And thus the paths of those on earth were set right, and men were taught what pleases thee, and were saved by wisdom’.

Psalm 51 also speaks of the Spirit of God: ‘Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit’.

May God’s Spirit wrap you round and give you peace this day, and may you be richly blessed.