Saint Augustine’s Prayer – Fill My Heart with Your Light

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Saint Augustine’s Prayer – Fill My Heart with Your Light

My Tender God

How terrified was my soul, O my God, as I am like a lost lamb, when I searched for You far away while You were within me, and whenever I was drawn to You, my soul continued to search for You with the motives of my desires, while You dwell in my heart, and I began to search for You everywhere?

In the neighborhoods and on the public roads of the city of this world, and I was not guided, I looked around me in palaces and ignorance!

I asked my companions about the treasure hidden in my heart! I unleashed all my senses as loyal messengers to seek and chase after you. And with its strength, it was not able to catch up with you and realize that it was possessed by astonishment… How did you, oh my God, break into my heart and enter it.!?

Saint Augustine's Prayer
Saint Augustines Prayer – Fill My Heart with Your Light

My Lord

Explain to your servant who is begging for your mercy, let him know where he got his life from?…
Aren’t you the source?
Is it not in you alone that man lives?…
Are you not the fountain of life, you are my creator.
I made you…
Your hands please and donate them?

You made me and helped me to know you and know myself, and when I knew myself, I knew you too, because my knowledge of you is a light to my path, just as evil is a deprivation of good, for darkness is a deprivation of light. Lord, thank you… You filled my heart with your lights. You are the King of Kings and Lord of lords!

Who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen nor can see, “has honor and eternal power” (1 Timothy 6:16) Are you not the great God incarnate who appeared in an incomprehensible human form? ‘God has never been seen by anyone’ (John 1:18) How do we know what we have not seen? ‘No one knows the Son but the Father, and no one knows the Father but the Son’ (Matthew 11:27).

A Trinity in complete oneness, in Himself absolute perfection and knowledge, I said to myself: What a man like nothingness has dared to know you! Is this knowledge not cattle from you, my God? There is no praise to fulfill your grace, nor the ability to imagine your majesty great and your greatness incomparable. Amen. (Google Translate)

 

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