A Benedictine Prayer

All mission begins with God and any fruitful missionary will have their roots deep down in God. Here’s a great Benedictine prayer that a friend sent me today:

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 .

Posted on July 13, 2011, in Spiritual Formation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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