A Prayer by Saint Thomas Aquinas

St. Dominic de Guzman, the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ, & St. Thomas Aquinas

Grant, Lord my God, that I may never fall away in success or in failure; that I may not be prideful in prosperity nor dejected in adversity. Let me rejoice only in what unites us and sorrow only in what separates us. May I strive to please no one or fear to displease anyone except Yourself. May I seek always the things that are eternal and never those that are only temporal. May I shun any joy that is without You and never seek any that is beside You. O Lord, may I delight in any work I do for You and tire of any rest that is apart from You. My God, let me direct my heart towards You, and in my failings, always repent.

* This excerpt is from “Can God be Trusted? Finding Faith in Troubled Times” by Fr. Thomas D. Williams

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