Friday, October 25, 2013

A Prayer for To-day

O Lord my God,
I believe in you,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...
Insofar as I can,
Insofar as you have given me the power,
I have sought you.
I became weary and I labored.
O Lord my God,
My sole hope,
Help me to believe
And never to cease seeking you.
Grant that I may always and ardently
Seek out your countenance.
Give me the strength to seek you,
For you help me to find you
And you have more and more given me
The hope of finding you.
Here I am before you
With my firmness and my infirmity.
Preserve the first and heal the second.
Here I am before you
With my strength and my ignorance.
Where you have opened the door to me,
Open to my cry;
Enable me to remember you,
To understand you
And to love you.

Prayer by St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-450

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