God, Teach Me to Find You

I read the prayer below at http://bit.ly/10a7Lay

I’m struck once again with two truths: how little I look for God’s presence and activity in my day, and how readily God is found when I look.

Here’s the prayer, by St. Anselm:

O Lord my God,

Teach my heart this day where and how to see you,
Where and how to find you.
You have made me and remade me,
And you have bestowed on me
All the good things I possess,
And still I do not know you.
I have not yet done that
For which I was made.
Teach me to seek you,
For 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.


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