Prayer

26th May 2019

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

 

 

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;

And perseverance to look for you.

Grant me:

A perfect end,

Your holy presence,

A blessed resurrection,

And life everlasting.

 

Saint Benedict of Nursia (c 480 -543)

 

 

 

Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour. Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva (1567-1622)