Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Prayer 1992- On the Feast Day of St. Benedict of Nursia

All-Merciful God,
we rise and join the chorus of all creation
in praising You and glorifying your Holy Name.

As Benedict prayed,
give us wisdom to perceive You,
intelligence to understand You,
diligence to seek You,
patience to wait for You,
eyes to behold You,
a heart to meditate upon You
and life to proclaim You,
through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ.

May we begin any endeavor by praying together,
that we remember our kinship,
be united in heart and spirit,
and drawn deeper into wisdom
by the love of God.
May we center our lives in work and prayer,
that all we do may be acceptable and pleasing,
perfected as an offering to you, Lord Christ.

Spirit of the Living God,
direct us in holiness and humility today
to serve God and each other with joy,
and pour out your peace upon those for whom we pray.


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