Prayer of the heart

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(my mom’s tiny rose bush musters on 30 years after her death / Julie Cook / 2016)

O Lord my God.
Teach my heart this day
where and how to find you.

You have made me and re-made me,
and you have bestowed on me
all the good things I possess,
and still I do not know you.
I have not yet done
that for which I was made.

Teach me to seek you,
for I cannot seek you
unless you teach me,
or find you
unless you show yourself to me.

Let me seek you in my desire;
let me desire you in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving you;
let me love you when I find you.

St. Anselm

3 comments on “Prayer of the heart

  1. This will be reblogged! I love it! 🙂 ❤

  2. oneta hayes says:

    What a stunning picture and a beautiful poem. Thanks.

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