Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Morning Prayer

O God, may you ever find me
as attentive to you
as you show yourself to me.
Then I shall attain to that perfection to which
your justice allows your mercy to raise a soul
weighed down with the weight of the flesh,
which always resists your love.
May I breathe my last breath
in the protection of your close embrace,
with your all-powerful kiss!
May my soul find herself without delay
there where you are,
whom no place can circumscribe,
indivisible, living, and exulting
in the full flowering of eternity.
— – St. Gertrude the Great

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