Mar 7, 2011

In Thy Presence I Stand

Recently, our own Fr. David of St. Seraphim Cathedral shared this prayer.  It has been very helpful to me in my morning and evening prayer times.

My Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee.
Thou and Thou alone knowest my needs.
Thou lovest me more than I am able to love Thee.
O Father, grant unto me, Thy servant, 
all which I cannot ask.
For a cross, I dare not ask, nor for consolation;
I dare only to stand in Thy presence.
My heart is open to Thee.
Thou seest my needs of which I myself am unaware.
Behold and lift me up!
In Thy presence I stand,
awed and silenced by Thy will and Thy judgements,
into which my mind cannot penetrate.
To Thee I offer myself as a sacrifice.
No other desire is mine but to fulfill Thy will.
Teach me how to pray. 
Pray Thou Thyself within me.  Amen.

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