Godric’s Prayer

I am nearing the end of Frederick Buechner’s novel, Godric. So far, my favorite excerpt is this prayer of the repentant Godric:

O Thou that asketh much of him to whom thou givest much, have mercy. Remember me not for the ill I’ve done but for the good I’ve dreamed. Help me to be not just the old and foolish one thou seest now but once again a fool for thee. Help me to pray. Help whatever thou canst, dear Christ and Lord. Amen.

I can pray just about every word of this right along with Godric.
Kyrie, eleeson!


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