Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of St. Anselm of Canterbury (April 21, 1109). Born in Italy, Anselm served as a monk in northern France for more than thirty years before becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury. Anselm is best known as one of the great theological minds of the Middle Ages, but he as also actively involved in church reform and the investiture controversy.
So in honor of Anselm’s life and ministry, this week’s prayer comes from him.
O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek You,where and how to find You..You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.You have made me and remade me,You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess,Still I do not know You..I have not yet done that for which I was made.Teach me to seek You.I have not yet done that for which I was made.Teach me to seek You.I cannot seek You unless You teach meor find You unless You show Yourself to me..Let me seek You in my desire,let me desire You in my seeking.Let me find You by loving You,let me love You when I find You.