Prayer of Saint Augustine

Almighty God,
in whom we live and move and have our being,
you have made us for yourself,
so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

Grant us purity of heart and strength of purpose,
so that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing your will,
no weakness from doing it.

Grant that in your light we may see light clearly,
and in your service find our perfect freedom.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.