Tuesday, August 27, 2013

That We May Bring Our Vessel Safe to Shore

'My God and King... cast a gracious eye
upon those of us who are in our dangerous voyage still.
Remember, succour us in our distress;
think of those who lie exposed to the rough storms of troubles and temptations!
Strengthen our weakness in Your strength,
that valiantly we may do Your will in this spiritual battle.
Help us against our own negligence, our cowardice;
defend us from the treachery of our unfaithful hearts.
We are exceedingly frail,
and indisposed to every virtuous and gallant undertaking.
Grant, O Lord, that we may bring our vessel safe to shore,
into our desired haven.'      St. Augustine

St. Augustine, pray for us!

Marin-Marie illustration in public domain due to age


  1. Isn't it wonderful how clear the saints are when they speak? St. Augustine, one of the greatest thinkers of all time--accessible to anyone who can read or hear!