February 13, 2017

Praying With Saint Richard of Chichester

The Prayer of Saint Richard

O Lord, three things I pray;
To see thee more clearly,
To love thee more dearly,
To follow thee more nearly,
Day by day.

All of us are simply unable to predict what will occur from day to day; we are most often in the position to acknowledge and to accept, day by day. Those of us who learn and develop our spiritual selves, our faith life, who live in the present moment, the most perfect moment, will find through careful attention, life in a world in which we, as one element of a symphony, if you will, are as much the actors as the re-actors.
 Today the prayer above is best known as the theme song to the rock musical, Godspell, but it was a Saint who first provided the lyics and lent his thoughts to the wisdom they encompass. 

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