Monday, February 3, 2014

A Beautiful Prayer

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. - Saint Thomas Aquinas

I read this prayer for the first time the other day. I loved it immediately. It touched my heart.
I am not normally big on rote prayers. I prefer meditation, listening, silent prayer, lectio divina. Rote prayers, no matter how beautiful the words, can sometimes be boring to me. However, sometimes a prayer comes along that grabs my heart. Maybe for a moment. Maybe for a day. Maybe for years.
And when a prayer grabs my heart, I know that God wants me to hear this prayer. God wants me to pray this prayer.
And so I do. Gladly. Joyfully. I pray.
I pray to give back these words to the One who gave them to me.


  1. This prayer is beautiful, Colleen!

  2. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    God Bless you.

  3. Mary, I agree. It says so much in so few words. God bless!

    Michael, you are welcome! I am glad you like it! God bless you too!