How to Pray: That We May Cleave to Thee Without Parting

Anselm teaches us how to pray with the prayer that has been on the lips of Christians for many centuries:

Grant, Lord God, that we may cleave to thee without parting,

worship Thee without wearying,

serve Thee without failing,

faithfully seek Thee,

happily find Thee,

and forever possess Thee,

the one only God,

blessed for all eternity.

The Apostle Paul wrote earlier of the confidence we can have while praying such a prayer:

But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror

the glory of the Lord,

are being transformed into the same image

from glory to glory,

just as from the Lord, the Spirit!

(2 Corinthians 3:18, NASB)

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