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For Steadfastness

Grant me, I beseech Thee, almighty and most merciful God, fervently to
desire, wisely to search out, and perfectly to fulfill, all that is
well-pleasing unto Thee. Order Thou my worldly condition to the glory of
Thy name; and, of all that Thou requirest me to do, grant me the
knowledge, the desire, and the ability, that I may so fulfill it as I
ought, and may my path to Thee, I pray, be safe, straightforward, and
perfect to the end.

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 upon me also, O Lord my God, understanding to know Thee,
diligence to seek Thee, wisdom to find Thee, and a faithfulness that may
finally embrace Thee. Amen.

“Thomas Aquinas

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