Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Prayer of St. Augustine

I am a Baptist of the 21st Century.

Somehow, though, prayers written by a fourth century Catholic often express what I want to say.

I suppose it says something about the timelessness of these prayers and also about the things that connect us.

Here is one prayer by St. Augustine:

Look upon us, O Lord,and let all the darkness of our soulsvanish before the beams of thy brightness.Fill us with holy love,and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom.All our desire is known unto thee,therefore perfect what thou hast begun,and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer.We seek thy face,turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory.Then shall our longing be satisfied,and our peace shall be perfect.(Augustine, 354 - 430)

What prayers speak to your heart? 

This is my 11th post for the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge.

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