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The purpose of this site is to encourage us to each go deeper in our prayer life. One way that we do that is by praying together. Another way we do that is by praying individually yet collectively on the same prayer themes. Our hope is that as we share prayers and reflect on them and pray over them at the same time in our individual lives, the Holy Spirit will speak to each of us and allow us to encourage and edify one another in prayer.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Prayer of St. Augustine

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




Prayer attributed to St. Augustine



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  1. Let me cling to you alone. To trust you alone. To live for you alone. Rid me of myself. Amen.

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  2. Look upon me that I may love thee. Jesus. Amen

    Keep my heart. Amen

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  3. Let me die to myself and live in Thee. Only you, Jesus. All is for you. Your name and renown are the desire of my heart. Amen.

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  4. let me be poor because of Thee. Amen

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  5. Let me fly from myself and take refuge in thee!

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  6. Jesus, lead me. This prayer walks me into submission every time I read it and leaves me yearning for the words to be truth in my life. So let it be, Lord. So let it be.

    Let me accept whatever happens as from Thee.
    Let me banish self and follow Thee,
    and ever desire to follow Thee.

    You alone. Always. Forever. Abba you are good.

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  7. Let me accept whatever happens as from thee.
    Let me be willing to obey for the sake of thee.
    Amen

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  8. Look upon me, that I may love Thee.
    Call me that I may see Thee,
    And forever enjoy Thee.

    i want to see you as you are. faithful and true. mighty to save. you're a good, good God. explode my soul with praises for you. give me eternal eyesight to see beyond the circumstances of this life into the unseen world. give me faith to trust you more and follow you deeper.

    if you gladly chose surrender, so will i.

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  9. Let me think nothing except Thee. Amen

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  10. Today, be thou my vision. Amen

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    1. Let me banish self and follow thee. I want to go with you. Keep me Lord Jesus, keep me. Amen

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  11. Call me that I may see Thee,
    And forever enjoy Thee. Amen


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    1. Look upon me that I may love thee. Amen

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