Monday, July 19, 2010

A Spirit To Know You

Gracious and holy Father, please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you
and perseverance to look for you.

Grant me a perfect end,
your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection
and life everlasting.

St. Benedict of Nursia
(ca. 480-547)

1 comment:

  1. Perhpas this might be a good prayer for us women in the church to take to heart. Thank you for reminding us of this prayer.