Give Us Wisdom to Seek You

O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
intelligence to understand you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to see you,
a heart to meditate on you,
and a life to proclaim you,
through the power of the spirit
of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: St. Benedict

Source of this version:  http://1stholistic.com/Spl_prayers/prayer_benedict-guidance.htm

Also found here: The Catholic Prayer Book, © 1986 Servant Books, Cincinnati OH