A Prayer of St. Benedict

A friend blessed me the other week with this prayer of St. Benefict.
I will pass on the blessing and let you know I prayed this today for my friends and readers.


Gracious and Holy Father,
Grant us the intellect to understand you,
Readon to discern you, diligence to seek you,
Wisdom to find you, a spirit to know you,
A heart to meditate on 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 the 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,


And if you care to download this image of Benedict with his prayer on it . . .

Prayer of Saint Benedict

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International