Sunday, May 24, 2015

Prayer: Bonaventure

Send upon us, O God, the Spirit of sevenfold grace: the spirit of wisdom, enabling us to relish the fruit of the tree of life, which is indeed yourself; the gift of understanding: to enlighten our perceptions; the gift of strength: to withstand our adversary’s onslaught; the gift of knowledge: to distinguish good from evil by the light of your hold teaching; the gift of piety: to clothe ourselves with charity and mercy; the gift of fear: to withdraw from all ill-doing and live quietly in awe of your eternal majesty. These are the things for which we ask. Grant them for the honor of your holy name, to which, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, thanksgiving, renown, and lordship forever and ever.