monk temple buddhism prayer 5625635

For Consecration

Almighty God, who hast made all things for man, and man for Thy glory,
sanctify our body and soul, our thoughts and our intentions, our words
and actions, that whatsoever we shall think, or speak or do, may by us
be designed to the glorification of Thy name, and by Thy blessing, it
may be effectual and successful in the work of God, according as it can
be capable. Lord, turn necessities into virtues, the works of Nature
into the works of grace, by making them orderly, regular and temperate,
subordinate and profitable to ends beyond their own proper efficacy; and
let no pride or self-seeking, no impure motive, or unworthy purpose, no
little ends, and low imagination stain our spirit, and unhallow any of
our words and actions. But let our body be a servant to our spirit, and
both body and spirit servants of Jesus Christ, that doing all things for
Thy glory here, we may be partakers of Thy glory hereafter; through
Jesus Christ. Amen.

“Thomas à Kempis

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