Prayer of St. Augustine

Lord Jesus, let me know myself and
know you,
And desire nothing, save only you.
Let me hate myself and love you.
Let me do everything for the sake of you.
Let me humble myself and exalt you.
Let me think of nothing except you.
Let me die to myself and live in you.
Let me accept whatever happens as from you.
Let me banish self and follow you,
And ever desire to follow you.
Let me fly from myself and take refuge in you,
That I may deserve to be defended by you.
Let me fear for myself, let me fear you,
And let me be among those who are chosen by you.
Let me distrust myself and put my trust in you.
Let me be willing to obey for the sake of you.
Let me cling to nothing, save only to you,
And let me be poor because of you.
Look upon me, that I may love you.
Call me, that I may see you,
And for ever enjoy you.
Amen.

Dómine Iesu, nóverim me,
nóverim te,
Nec áliquid cúpiam nisi te.
Oderim me et amem te.
Omnia agam propter te.
Humíliem me, exáltem te.
Nihil cógitem nisi te.
Mortíficem me et vivam in te.
Quæcúmque evéniant accípiam a te.
Pérsequar me, sequar te,
Sempérque optem sequi te.
Fúgiam me, confúgiam ad te,
Ut mérear deféndi a te.
Tímeam mihi, tímeam te,
Et sim inter eléctos a te.
Diffídam mihi, fidam in te.
Obœdíre velim propter te.
Ad nihil affíciar nisi ad te,
Et pauper sim propter te.
Aspice me, ut dilígam te.
Voca me, ut vídeam te,
Et in ætérnum fruar te.
Amen.

 

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