Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A wonderful prayer

Benedict was born in the town of Nursia during the 5th and 6th Centuries. His life took him to many different places and his influence lives on through the Monastic moment and especially through the 'Rule of Benedict.'

I love the way that he was able to articulate his prayers. Take this one for example...

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.

There is so much 'meat' to chew on in this prayer. I invite you to make this part of your prayers for today.

God Bless
Living in grace

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