23844-St-Benedict_WAfter our GraceSpace day this prayer came to mind. As we seek to know the mind of God for our future, it seems important that we ask the Lord to provide us with the wisdom and discernment to know his will.

Gracious and Holy Father,
Please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you
and perseverance to look for you.
Amen.
(Benedict of Nursia c. 550)

St Benedict is famous for introducing his rule and founding the Benedictine Monastic Order. Interestingly he is patron saint of Europe and students – which is a strange combination.