Friday, December 9, 2022

St Benedict Prayer

Prayer By St Benedict of Nursia

Dear Lord, I place myself in Your Mighty hands and dedicate myself to you. I pledge myself to do Your will in all things:

πŸ‘‰ To love the Lord God with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength.

πŸ‘‰ Not to kill.

πŸ‘‰ Not to steal.

πŸ‘‰ Not to covet.

πŸ‘‰ Not to bear false witness.

πŸ‘‰ To honor all persons.

πŸ‘‰ Not to do to another what I would not wish done to myself.

πŸ‘‰ To chastise the body.

πŸ‘‰ Not to seek after pleasures.

πŸ‘‰ To love fasting.

πŸ‘‰ To relieve the poor.

πŸ‘‰ To clothe the naked.

πŸ‘‰ To visit the sick.

πŸ‘‰ To bury the dead.

πŸ‘‰ To help in trouble.

πŸ‘‰ To console the sorrowing.

πŸ‘‰ To hold myself aloof from worldly ways.

πŸ‘‰ To prefer nothing to the love of Christ.

πŸ‘‰ Not to give way to anger.

πŸ‘‰ Not to foster a desire for revenge.

πŸ‘‰ Not to entertain deceit in the heart.

πŸ‘‰ Not to make a false peace.

πŸ‘‰ Not to forsake charity.

πŸ‘‰ Not to swear, lest I swear falsely.

πŸ‘‰ To speak the truth with heart and tongue.

πŸ‘‰ Not to return evil for evil.

πŸ‘‰ To do no injury: yea, even to bear patiently any injury done to me.

πŸ‘‰ To love my enemies.

πŸ‘‰ Not to curse those who curse me, but rather to bless them.

πŸ‘‰ To bear persecution for justice’ sake.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be proud.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be given to intoxicating drink.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be an over-eater.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be lazy.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be slothful.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be a murmured.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be a detractor.

πŸ‘‰ To put my trust in God.

πŸ‘‰ To refer the good I see in myself to God.

πŸ‘‰ To refer any evil in myself to myself.

πŸ‘‰ To fear the Day of Judgment.

πŸ‘‰ To be in dread of hell.

πŸ‘‰ To desire eternal life with spiritual longing.

πŸ‘‰ To keep death before my eyes daily.

πŸ‘‰ To keep constant watch over my actions.

πŸ‘‰ To remember that God sees me everywhere.

πŸ‘‰ To call upon Christ for defense against evil thoughts that arises in my heart.

πŸ‘‰ To guard my tongue against wicked speech.

πŸ‘‰ To avoid much speaking.

πŸ‘‰ To avoid idle talk.

πŸ‘‰ To read only what is good to read.

πŸ‘‰ To look at only what is good to see.

πŸ‘‰ To pray often.

πŸ‘‰ To ask forgiveness daily for my sins, and to seek ways to amend my life.

πŸ‘‰ To obey my superiors in all things rightful.

πŸ‘‰ Not to desire to be thought holy, but to seek holiness.

πŸ‘‰ To fulfill the commandments of God by good works.

πŸ‘‰ To love chastity.

πŸ‘‰ To hate no one.

πŸ‘‰ Not to be jealous or envious of anyone.

πŸ‘‰ Not to love strife.

πŸ‘‰ Not to love pride.

πŸ‘‰ To honor the aged.

πŸ‘‰ To pray for my enemies.

πŸ‘‰ To make peace after a quarrel, before the setting of the sun.

πŸ‘‰ Never to despair of your mercy, O God of Mercy. Amen.

St Benedict Prayer
St Benedict Prayer

Prayer to St Benedict

Glorious Saint Benedict, sublime model of virtue, pure vessel of God’s grace!

Behold me humbly kneeling at your feet.

I implore you in your loving kindness to pray for me before the throne of God.

To you, I have recourse in the dangers that daily surround me.

Shield me against my selfishness and my indifference to God and to my neighbor.

Inspire me to imitate you in all things.

May your blessing be with me always, so that I may see and serve Christ in others and work for His kingdom.

Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries and afflictions of life.

Your heart was always full of love, compassion and mercy toward those who were afflicted or troubled in any way.

You never dismissed without consolation and assistance anyone who had recourse to you.

I, therefore, invoke your powerful intercession, confident in the hope that you will hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I earnestly implore.

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Help me, great Saint Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to run in the sweetness of His loving will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.

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