Life 103

Monday, February 04, 2008

i love this prayer

Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart,
which no unworthy affection may drag downwards;
give me an unconquered heart,
which no tribulation can wear out;
give me an upright heart,
which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside.
Bestow on me also, O Lord my God,
understanding to know you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you
and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you.
- St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274)

(As passed along to the good employees of PNMC by our beloved chaplain in honor of Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent this week. And, I usually really, really don't like other people's written prayers but this one spoke to my condition. Maybe it will yours too.)


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