from TWS (attributed to Benedict of Nursia, 6th cent.):
O gracious and holy God,
give us dilligence to seek you,
wisdom to perceive you,
and patience to wait for you.
Grant us, O God, a mind to meditate on you,
eyes to behold you,
ears to listen for your Word,
a heart to love you,
and a life to proclaim you,
through the power of the Spirit
of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
-Opening Prayer at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 6/18/06