Memorial of St. Benedict

July 11, 2017

Today is the Memorial of St. Benedict. The following is a prayer attributed to him:

Gracious and holy Father,
please give me:

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;
ears to hear you;
eyes to see you;
a tongue to proclaim you;
a way of life pleasing to you;
patience to wait for you;
and perseverance to look for you.

Grant me:
a perfect end,
your holy presence.
A blessed resurrection,
And life everlasting.

Amen

Source: http://www.spck.org.uk/classic-prayers/st-benedict/

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