Our Morning Offering – 2 August – The Memorial of St Peter Faber S.J. (1506-1546)
I Beg of You, My Lord
By St Peter Faber (1506-1546)
I beg of You, my Lord,
to remove anything which separates
me from You
and You from me.
that makes me unworthy
of Your sight,
of Your speech and conversation,
of Your benevolence and love.
Cast from me every evil
that stands in the way of my seeing You,
hearing, tasting, savouring and touching You,
fearing and being mindful of You,
knowing, trusting, loving and possessing You;
being conscious of Your presence
and, as far as may be,
This is what I ask for myself
and earnestly desire from You.