A Prayer for Lent by Thomas A Kempis

by Christine Sine

As a prelude to Lent and probably throughout the season as well I plan to post prayers and reflective music to assist our journey. The second prayer in the series is by Thomas A Kempis.

Thomas A Kempis

The following prayer was written by Thomas A Kempis (1380-1471) the author of Imitation of Christ. Prayers like this are truly timeless and make a great addition to our Lenten prayer series.

Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know,

to love what I ought to love,

to praise what delights Thee most,

to value what is precious in Thy sight,

to hate what is offensive to Thee.

Do not suffer me to judge according to the sight of my eyes,

nor to pass sentence according to the hearing of the ears of ignorant men;

but to discern with a true judgement between things visible and spiritual,

and above all things always to inquire what is the good pleasure of Thy will.

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Bev Wilson February 28, 2014 - 7:17 pm

wonderful. thank you, Christine

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Christine Sine February 28, 2014 - 8:11 pm

It is isn’t it Bev – just shows that there is nothing new in what we say or how we think about God

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