Prayer of Praise

I will say unto my God, my Lord, and my King, “O how great is the abundance of Your goodness, O Lord, which You hast laid up for them that fear Thee.” But what art You to those who love Thee? What to those who serve You with their whole heart? In this especially You hast showed me the sweetness of 80 Your love; that, when I was not, You madest me, when I went far astray from You, You broughtest me back again, that I might serve You, and hast commanded me to love Thee. I would I were able, at least for one day, to do You some worthy service. Truly, You art my Lord, and I Your servant, who am bound to serve You with all my might; and this I wish to do, this I desire; and whatsoever is wanting unto me, do Thou, I beseech You, vouchsafe to supply. Amen.

Thomas à Kempis