Sunday, June 27, 2010

St. Thomas More: Prayer for Fervor in Thinking of God

Prayer for Fervor in Thinking of God

O Lord,
give us a mind
that is humble, quiet, peaceable,
patient and charitable,
and a taste of your Holy Spirit
in all our thoughts, words, and deeds.

O Lord,
give us a lively faith, a firm hope,
a fervent charity, a love of you.

Take from us all lukewarmness in meditation
and all dullness in prayer.
Give us fervor and delight in thinking of you,
your grace, and your tender compassion toward us.

Give us,
good Lord,
the grace to work for
the things we pray for.

--St. Thomas More, 1478-1535 (Secular Franciscan whose feast day is June 22)

Pax et bonum

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pax et bonum...

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.