Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A Prayer of Anselm

"Lord, because You have made me, I owe You the whole of my love;
Because You have redeemed me, I owe You the whole of myself;
Because You have promised so much, I owe You my whole being. 
I pray You, Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge; 
Let me know by love what I know by understanding. 
I owe You more than my whole self, but I have no more,
And by myself I cannot render the whole of it to You.
Draw me to You, Lord, in the fullness of Your love.
I am wholly Yours by creation;
Make me Yours, too, in love. Amen."

~Archbishop Anselm of Canterbury (1033?-1109)

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