St. Anselm’s Church

LIVING AS MISSIONARY DISCIPLES

Accompanying Youth and Young Adults on their Journey as Missionary Disciples

A Catechist’s Prayer

Father of all families, you have called me to serve the family in truth and love as a catechist. May I be faithful to this call, rooted in your Word, and open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. May I use these gifts, especially the gifts of faith, hope, and love, to serve the family as a witness to you, who are love and life and the source and destiny of all families. Let your Spirit enlighten my mind and strengthen my heart so that I can be a path of Christ’s love to families, especially those in need, the homebound and aged, the disabled and disheartened. Through the intercession of Mary and Joseph, I pray for the Church, the Bride of Christ, whose mission to build a civilization of love passes through the family. Amen.

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A Prayer of St. Anselm

(Feast Day April 21st, 2017)

Oh my God teach my heart where and how to seek You, where and how to find You.
You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.

You have made me and remade me.

You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess, still I do not know You.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.

Teach me to seek You. I cannot seek You unless you teach me.
Let me seek You in my desire, let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find you by loving You. Let me love You when I find You.