Hear me, O Lord!
my body thirsts for knowledge
of your love and wisdom.
Allow me to drink from your chalice,
and when I have been quenched
no evil could stain my lips
for they have been cleansed
with the wine of your righteousness.
It is your righteousness that I seek,
tho it is with a heavy heart;
for often I find myself on bended knee,
but I sometimes fear it to be in vain.
Strengthen my faith in prayer.
Help me to water the seed
that you planted in my heart
so that it may grow to bear good fruit.
For this flesh alone would never allow it.
Only the guidence of your hand
can nourish it and build it father,
for yours is the hand of patience
and divine mercy.