Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Prayer of St. Augustine

Lord our God, all that we have you have given us.
Give us peace, the peace of tranquillity,
the peace of your Sabbath rest,
the peace without sunset.
For this most beautiful order of things so excellent
will complete its course and pass away;
it will have its sunset as it had its dawn.
But your Sabbath knows no evening or sunset
because you have sanctified it to last forever.
May we too share in your Sabbath rest of unending life.
Confessions XIII, 35

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