Lord, I have not yet done that for which I was made

O Lord my God,
teach my heart this day
where and how to see you
where and how to find you

You have made me and remade 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 (1033 – 1109)

Thank you Becky for sharing this

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~ by scalambra on December 12, 2011.

One Response to “Lord, I have not yet done that for which I was made”

  1. A prayer well worth remembering by heart for self-realization.

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