Saturday, August 28, 2010
St. Augustine's Feast Day - August 28
A BEAUTIFUL PRAYER BY ST. AUGUSTINE
I beg of You, my
God, let me know You and love You
so that I may be happy in You. And though I cannot do this fully
in this life, yet let me improve from day to day till I may do so
to the full.
Let me know You more and more in this life,
that I may know You perfectly in heaven.
Let me know You more and more here, so that I may love you
so that my joy may be great in itself here, and complete in
heaven with You.
O Truthful God, let me receive the happiness of heaven
which You promise so that my joy may be full.
In the meantime, let my mind think of it, let my tongue talk of
let my heart long for it,
let my mouth speak of it, let my soul hunger after it,
let my flesh thirst after it,
let my whole being desire it,
until such time as I may enter through death into the joy of my
there to continue forever, world without end. Amen.