Our Morning Offering – 10 February – The Memorial of St Scholastica (480-547) Twin sister of St Benedict (480-547)
Father, In Your Goodness
By St Benedict of Nursia (480-547)
Father, in Your goodness
grant me the intellect, to comprehend You,
the perception, to discern You,
and the reason, to appreciate You.
In Your kindness
endow me with the diligence, to look for You,
the wisdom, to discover You
and the spirit, to apprehend You.
In Your graciousness
bestow on me a heart, to contemplate You,
ears to hear You,
eyes to see You,
and a tongue, to speak of You.
In Your mercy confer on me
a conversation pleasing to You,
the patience to wait for You,
and the perseverance to long for You.
Grant me a perfect end –
Your holy presence.