Our Morning Offering – 20 March – Friday of the Third Week of Lent
I Beg You, O Lord
By St Peter Canisius SJ (1521-1597) Doctor of the Church
I beg You, O Lord
to remove anything
which separates me from You,
or 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,
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 maybe, enjoying You.
This is what I ask for myself
and earnestly desire from You.