Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Prayer - O Creator past all telling

O creator past all telling,
you have appointed from the treasures of your wisdom

the hierarchies of angels,

disposing them in wondrous order above the bright heavens,

and have so beautifully set out all parts of the universe.
You we call the true fount of wisdom

and the noble origin of all things.

Be pleased to shed on the darkness of mind in which I was born,

The twofold beam of your lightand warmth to dispel my ignorance and sin.
You make eloquent the tongues of children.

Then instruct my speech and touch my lips with graciousness.

Make me keen to understand, quick to learn,

able to remember;

make me delicate to interpret and ready to speak.
Guide my going in and going forward,

lead home my going forth.You are true God and true man,

and live for ever and ever.

--St Thomas Aquinas, 1225-74

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