Saturday, August 25, 2012

Prayer: Eusebius of Caesarea


May I be no one's enemy and may I be the friend of that which is eternal and abides.
May I love, seek, and attain only that which is good.
May I wish for all people's happiness and envy none.
May I never rejoice in the ill-fortune of one who has wronged me.
May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent.
May I, to the extent of my power, give all needful help to my friends and to all who are in want.
May I be able, by gentle and healing words, to soften the pain of those in grief.
May I respect myself. May I always tame that which rages within me.
May I never discuss who is wicked and what wicked things they have done, but know good people and follow in their footsteps.