Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prayer for God's help - St Alcuin of York (735-804AD)


Give me, O Lord, I beseech thee, 
firm faith, unwavering hope, perfect charity.
Pour into my heart 
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and spiritual strength,
the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness,
and the Spirit of thy holy fear.
Light eternal, shine in my heart.
Power eternal, deliver me from evil.
Wisdom eternal, scatter the darkness of my ignorance.
Might eternal, pity me.
Grant that I may ever seek thy face 
with all my heart and soul and strength;
and, in thine infinite mercy,
bring me at last to thy holy presence
where I shall behold thy glory
and possess thy promised joys. Amen.

2 comments:

Fr Richard Sutter SSM said...

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