Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no
unworthy affection may drag downwards; give me
an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can
wear out; give me an upright heart, which no
unworthy purpose may tempt aside.
Bestow on me also, O Lord my God, under-
standing to know Thee, diligence to seek Thee,
wisdom to find Thee, and a faithfulness that may
finally embrace Thee. Amen.

Saint Thomas Aquinas in Prayers for Hope and Comfort: Reflections, Meditations, and Inspirations by Maggie Oman Shannon