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Our Morning Offering – 6 November – Give me Yourself, O My God By St Augustine

Our Morning Offering – 6 November – Tuesday of the Thirty First week in Ordinary Time, Year B

Give me Yourself, O My God
By St Augustine (354-430) Doctor of Grace

Give me Yourself, O my God,
give Yourself to me.
Behold I love You
and if my love is too weak a thing,
grant me to love You more strongly.
I cannot measure my love
to know how much it falls short of being sufficient
but let my soul hasten to Your embrace
and never be turned away,
until it is hidden in the secret shelter
of Your presence.
This only do I know,
that it is not good for me
when You are not with me,
when You are only outside me.
I want You in my very self.
All the plenty in the world
which is not my God is utter want.
Amengive-me-yourself-o-my-god-prayer-of-st-augustine-act-of-petition-22-april-2018-4th-sun-of-easter-year-b-used again 6 nov 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 20 September – 

Our Morning Offering – 20 September

God of Our Life
St Augustine (354-430) 
Father & Doctor of the Church

God of our life,
there are days when the burdens we carry
chafe our shoulders and weigh us down;
when the road seems dreary and endless,
the skies gray and threatening;
when our lives have no music in them
and our hearts are lonely
and our souls have lost their courage.
Flood the path with light,
run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise;
tune our hearts to brave music;
give us the sense of comradeship
with heroes and saints of every age;
and so quicken our spirits
that we may be able to encourage the souls of all
who journey with us on the road of life,
to Your honour and glory.
Amengod of our life there are days when the burdens - st augustine - 4 april 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 19 September – The Memorial of St Alonso de Orozco O.S.A. (1500 – 1591) Augustinian Priest

Our Morning Offering – 19 September – The Memorial of St Alonso de Orozco O.S.A. (1500 – 1591) Augustinian Priest

Prayer to Seek God Continually
By St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor

O Lord my God, I believe in You,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Insofar as I can,
insofar as You have given me the power,
I have sought You.
I became weary and I laboured.
O Lord my God, my sole hope,
help me to believe
and never to cease seeking You.
Grant that I may always
and ardently seek out Your countenance.
Give me the strength to seek You,
for You help me to find You
and You have more and more given me,
the hope of finding You.
Here I am before You
with my firmness and my infirmity.
Preserve the first and heal the second.
Here I am before You
with my strength and my ignorance.
Where You have opened the door to me,
welcome me at the entrance;
where you have closed the door to me,
open to my cry;
enable me to remember You,
to understand You
and to love You.
Amen.prayer to seek god continually by st augustine - o lord my god I believe in You - 19 sept 2018

Painting: Jeffrey A Gomez – The Confession of St Augustine

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Our Morning Offering – 24 August – The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle of Christ

Our Morning Offering – 24 August – The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle of Christ

Only for You, in You, by You.
By St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor of the Church

Lord Jesus,
let me know myself and know You
and desire nothing save only You.
Let me hate myself and love You.
Let me do everything, for the sake of You.
Let me humble myself and exalt You.
Let me think of nothing, except You.
Let me die to myself and live in You.
Let me accept whatever happens, as from You.
Let me banish self and follow You
and ever desire to follow You.
Let me fly from myself and take refuge in You,
That I may deserve, to be defended by You.
Let me fear for myself.
Let me fear You
and let me be among those, who are chosen by You.
Let me distrust myself and put my trust in You.
Let me be willing to obey, for the sake of You.
Let me cling to nothing, save only to You,
And let me be poor, because of You.
Look upon me, that I may love You.
Call me, that I may see You
and for ever enjoy You.
Amenonly for you, in you, by you - st augustine - on the me of st bartholomew - 24 aug 2018.jpg

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Our Morning Offering – 17 August

Our Morning Offering – 17 August – Friday of the Nineteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year B

Steer the Vessel of our Life, O God
By St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor

Frail is our vessel,
and the ocean is wide;
but as in Your mercy
You have set our course,
so steer the vessel of our life
towards the everlasting shore of peace,
and bring us at length
to the quiet haven of our heart’s desire,
where You, O God, are blessed,
and live and reign for ever and ever.
Amensteer the vessel of our life o god - st augustine - frail is our vessel - 17 aug 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 3 August – Friday of the Seventeenth week in Ordinary Time

Our Morning Offering – 3 August – Friday of the Seventeenth week in Ordinary Time

For Your Mercy’s Sake
By St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor of the Church

For Your mercy’s sake, O Lord my God,
tell me what You are to me.
Say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”
So speak that I may hear, O Lord,
my heart is listening,
open it, that it may hear You
and say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”
After hearing this word,
may I come in haste to take hold of You.
Hide not Your face from me.
Let me see Your face even if I die,
lest I die with longing to see it.
The house of my soul
is too small to receive You;
let it be enlarged by You.
It is all in ruins;
do You repair it.
There are thing in it,
I confess and I know,
that must offend Your sight.
But who shall cleanse it?
Or to what others besides You shall I cry out?
From my secret sins cleanse me, O Lord
and from those of others spare Your servant.
Amen

for your mercy's sake - st augustine - 10 april 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 7 June – Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, Year B

Our Morning Offering – 7 June – Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, Year B

Give me Yourself, O my God,
St Augustine (354-430) Doctor of Grace

Give me Yourself, O my God,
give Yourself to me.
Behold I love You,
and if my love is too weak a thing,
grant me to love You more strongly.
I cannot measure my love to know how much
it falls short, of being sufficient
but let my soul hasten to Your embrace
and never be turned away, until it is hidden,
in the secret shelter, of Your presence.
This only do I know,
that it is not good for me
when You are not with me,
when You are only outside me.
I want You in my very self.
All the plenty in the world
which is not my God is utter want.
Amengive me yourself o my god - prayer of st augustine - act of petition - 22 april 2018 no 2 - 4th sun of easter year B