The Prayer of St. Anselm is a deeply moving and profound prayer that reflects the spiritual yearnings of a devoted Christian. It is a prayer that expresses the desire to know and love God more fully, and to seek His will in all things. St. Anselm was a medieval theologian and philosopher who lived in the 11th century and his prayer reflects his deep faith in God and his longing to be closer to Him. The prayer begins with a plea for God’s grace and mercy, and continues with an acknowledgement of God’s greatness and holiness. It then goes on to ask for strength to follow God’s will, to resist temptation, and to overcome sin. The prayer concludes with a heartfelt expression of love and devotion to God, and a plea for His continued guidance and protection. The Prayer of St. Anselm is a powerful reminder of the importance of prayer in our daily lives and the transformative power it can have on our spiritual journey.
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Prayer Of St Anselm 1
O my God,
Teach my heart where and how to seek You, where and how to find You. You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You. You have made me and remade me, You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess, Still I do not know You. I have not yet done that for which I was made. Teach me to seek You. I cannot seek You unless You teach me or find You unless You show Yourself to me. Let me seek You in my desire, let me desire You in my seeking. Let me find You by loving You, let me love You when I find You.
Prayer Of St Anselm 2
Oh most blessed Lady,
By that grace which God bestowed on thee when he so greatly exalted thee, rendering all things possible to thee with him; we pray thee to obtain for us that the fulness of grace which thou hast merited may make us to share thy glory. Be pleased, oh most merciful Lady, to procure for us the good for which God consented to become man in thy chaste womb. Be not slow to hear us. If thou wilt deign to supplicate thy Son, he at once will graciously hear thee. It is enough that thou wilt save us, for then we cannot but be saved. Who can restrain the bowels of thy compassion? If thou hast not compassion on us, thou who art the mother of mercy, what will become of us when thy Son shall come to judge us? Come, then, to our succor, oh most compassionate mother, without regarding the multitude of our sins. Remember again and again that our Creator has taken human flesh from thee, not to condemn sinners, but to save them. If thou hadst been made mother of God only for thine own advantage, it might be said that it would be to thee of little importance whether we were saved or condemned; but God has clothed himself with thy flesh for thy salvation and for that of all men. What will it avail us that thou art so powerful and so glorious, if thou dost not render us partakers of thy felicity ? Aid us and protect us; remember the need we have of thy assistance. We recommend ourselves to thee; save us from damnation, and make us serve and love eternally thy Son Jesus Christ.