Friday, June 10, 2022

A Prayer from Francois Fenelon

You know better than I how much I love you, Lord. 
You know it and I know it not, 
For nothing is more hidden from me 
Than the depths of my own heart. 
I desire to love you; I fear that I do not love you enough. 
I beseech you to grant me the fullness of pure love. 
Behold my desire; you have given it to me. 
Behold in your creature what you have placed there. 
O God, you love me enough to inspire me to love you forever;
Behold not my sins--
Behold instead your mercy and my love.