Give us, O Lord,

A prayer of Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas

Give us, O Lord,

Steadfast hearts,

which no unworthy thought can drag downwards;

Unconquered hearts,

which no tribulation can wear out;

Upright hearts,

which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. 


Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God,

Understanding to know Thee,

Diligence to seek Thee,

Wisdom to find Thee,

And a faithfulness that may finally embrace Thee.

—Thomas Aquinas