Love, Light and Renewal

O beloved, Love eternal, my good,
happiness which knows no bounds,
I desire to grasp you with most worthy reverence.
I desire to reserve nothing for myself.

O Everlasting Light,
surpassing all created lights:
flash your lightning from above
and penetrate all the corners of my heart.

Cleanse, beautify and revive my spirit with all its powers:
that I may cling to you with highest joy.

Source: Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ

Source of this version: Modified from

Also found here:  The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, © 1991 Tyndale House Publishers (June 14)

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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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