For a Holy Heart

Our Parish Patron, Thomas More, was a man of letters and penned much in the way of books and prayers.

Here is his short, but profound prayer for a holy heart:

Lord, grant me a holy heart

                                that sees what is always fine and pure

                                and is not frightened at the sight of sin

                                but creates order wherever it goes.


                                Grant me a heart that knows nothing

                                 of boredom, weeping and sighing.

                                 Let me not be too concerned with the bothersome thing

                                 I call “myself.”


Lord, give me a sense of humor

and I will find happiness in life

and profit for others.