11 September 2009

praying: Virtues of Fear & Hate

God of Light,
Shine in our darkness
that we may see that this world,
for all its distortion by sin,
is still your world.

Give us the virtue of courage
to fear rightly that which
we should rightly fear.

Give us the virtue of love
that we might rightly hate
that which is hateful.

Give us the virtue of prudence
that we might know
what to fear and hate.

For this task we pray
that we might learn to trust one another,
as we are incapable of being faithful alone.

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