Richard Rolle was a Christian mystic and hermit who influenced England and Continental Europe through his prolific writings during the 14th century. This is one example of the prayers that he composed.

O Holy God,
in you is all goodness,
your pity and mercy made you to descend from the high throne
down into this world,
the valley of woe and weeping,
and here you took our nature,
and in that nature, you suffered pain and death
to bring our souls to your Kingdom.
Merciful Lord,
forgive us all our sins that we have done, thought, and said.

O glorious Trinity,
cleanse our hearts and purify our souls.
Restore us with your Holy Spirit,
and strengthen us with your might,
that we may always withstand evil temptations.
Comfort us with your Holy Spirit,
and fill us with grace and love,
that we may live virtuously and love you with all our heart,
with all our might, and with all our soul,
so that we may never offend you,
but ever follow your pleasure in will, word, thought, and deed.
Now grant us this, good, infinite Lord,
you endure forever;
through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.

Throughout This Day: Reflect often on the humility and love Christ displayed by leaving the glory of Heaven at great cost to himself for our sakes. How will you respond to this amazing love?


Richard Rolle A Collection of Prayers

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