Send Your Holy Spirit to Rule and Govern Us

O Lord Jesus Christ,
almighty Son of God,
send your Holy Spirit
into our hearts through your Word,
that he may rule and govern us according to your will,
comfort us in every temptation and misfortune
and defend us by your truth against every error,
so that we may continue steadfast in the faith,
increase in love and all good works
and firmly trust in your grace,
which through death you have purchased for us,
and at last obtain eternal salvation;
you reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.

Source: Veit Dietrich, d. 1549, Pentecost

Source of this version: The Collects of Veit Dietrich in Contemporary English © 2016 Paul C. Stratman

This revision/translation of The Collects of Veit Dietrich is licensed by Paul C. Stratman under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International LicensePlease contact for permission for any commercial use.

Published by


Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

3 thoughts on “Send Your Holy Spirit to Rule and Govern Us”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s