Prayers Ancient and Modern 02/21

O Thou Good Omnipotent, Who so carest for every one of us, as if Thou caredst for him alone; and so for all, as if all were but one! Blessed is the man who loveth Thee, and his friend in Thee, and his enemy for Thee. For he only loses none dear to him, to whom all are dear in Him who cannot be lost. And who is that but our God, the God that made heaven and earth, and fiUeth them, even by filling them creating them. And Thy law is truth, and truth is Thyself I behold how some things pass away that others may replace them, but Thou dost never depart, O God, my Father supremely good. Beauty of all things beautiful. To Thee will I intrust whatsoever I have received from Thee, so shall I lose nothing. Thou madest me for Thyself, and my heart is restless until it repose in Thee—Amen.

St. Augustine (354-430)

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