June 25, 2010

Classic Prayer from Anselm of Canterbury

Posted in Ancient Prayers tagged at 5:00 am by davebayne

Classic Prayer: Eleventh Century

O plenteous source of every good and perfect gift, shine the cheering light of Your sevenfold grace over our hearts. Yes, Spirit of love and gentleness, we most humbly plead Your assistance. You know our faults, our failings, our needs, the dullness of our understanding, the waywardness of our affections, the stubbornness of our will. When, therefore, we neglect to practice what we know, visit us, we pray, with Your grace, enlighten our minds, put right our desires, correct our wanderings, and pardon our omissions, so that by Your guidance we may be preserved from making shipwreck of faith, and keep a good conscience, and may at length be landed safe in the haven of eternal rest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~ Anselm of Canterbury
 (Paraphrased)

Taken From: Alan Fadling
“Classic Prayers” Blog Series
http://alanfadling.com/2010/06/11/new-prayer-series/

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