Wednesday, August 28, 2013

HWP: St Augustine

Today is the feast of St. Augustine of Hippo - bishop, doctor of the Church, and quite the party animal prior to his conversion. God used this man who was passionate about life to show His power, changing a man who was a great sinner into a man who was a great saint. With that in mind, enjoy this prayer said to be composed by St. Augustine himself:

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy. 
Amen.