Sunday, March 19, 2006

Teach Me to Pray

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 judgments, 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. Do Thyself pray within me. Amen.
- St. Philaret of Moscow


Anonymous said...

Hi koya I like all of your prayers esp. this one. When I pray I dont ask for myself and It always ends up like this" Lord, You know what is best for me so please do Your will." This is an inspiring site to visit. God Bless!

Romesez said...

Thanx for the visit, come again some time. God bless you too!