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

1 comment:

  1. MFL, sfo said...
    What a courageous hero of the Franciscan Third Order is our noble St. Thomas Moore! He sets a high standard for those of us who follow in this long procession of Franciscan role models spanning the globe and eight centuries, these men, women, and youths from every station of life, giving themselves to the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to the pattern of our Seraphic Father. May we be worthy of the invitation to join in this procession, this Introit to the great wedding banquet of the Lamb, where our founder watches and waits for us with hope, encouragement, and anticipation! -- MFL, sfo