A Prayer of Saint Benedict
Gracious and Holy Father, grant us the
Intellect to understand You,
Reason to discern You,
Diligence to seek You,
Wisdom to find You,
A spirit to know You,
A heart to meditate upon You.
May our ears hear You,
May our eyes behold You,
And may our tongues proclaim You.
Give us grace that our way of life may be
Pleasing to You, that we may have
he patience to wait for You, and the
Perseverance to look for You.
Grant us a perfect end: Your Holy Presence,
A Blessed Resurrection, and Life Everlasting.
We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
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