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“O Lord, my God, Thou art to me whatsoever is good.  Remember me because I am nothing, I have nothing, and I can do nothing.  Thou alone art good, just, and holy; Thou canst do all things, Thou accomplishest all things, Thou fillest all things.  Remember Thy mercies, and fill my heart with Thy grace, Thou who wilt not that Thy works should be void and in vain.  Turn not Thy face away from me; withdraw not Thy consolation, lest my soul become as a thirsty land to Thee.  Teach me, O Lord, to do Thy will; teach me to live worthily and humbly in Thy sight–Amen.”

-Thomas a Kempis, quoted in Great Souls at Prayer, 308