Lent: Week 2


God, of your goodness, give me yourself;

You are enough for me,

and anything less that I could ask for

would not do you full honor.

And if I ask anything that is less,

I shall always lack something,

but in you alone I have everything’

― Julian of Norwich

Proverbs 1-4


O God unto whom all hearts lie open

Unto whom desire is eloquent

And from whom no secret thing is hidden;

Purify the thoughts of my heart

By the outpouring of your Spirit

That I may love you with a perfect love

And praise you as you deserve.


– Cloud of Unkowing

Proverbs 5-9



God of every season,

Who has made everything beautiful in its time,

Who has set eternity in the human heart,

I cannot begin to understand your ways.

I earnestly search for wisdom,

But with greater wisdom comes greater sorrow,

For the wise person will die and be forgotten just like the fool,

Both wisdom and folly are meaningless.

Open my eyes that I may see the purposes you have ordained,

That I may be a loving part of every season,

Before I return back to dust.


Ecclesiastes 1-5


Lord, because you have made me, I owe you the whole of my love;

Because you have redeemed me, I owe you the whole of myself;

Because you have promised so much, I owe you my whole being.

Moreover, I owe you as much more love than myself as you are greater than I,

For whom you gave yourself and to whom you promised yourself.

I pray you, Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge;

Let me know by love what I know by understanding.

I owe you more than my whole self, but I have no more,

And by myself I cannot render the whole of it to you.

Draw me to you, Lord, in the fullness of your love.

I am wholly yours by creation; make me all yours, too, in love.

– Anselm

Ecclesiastes 5-12


I am bending my knee

in the Eye of the Father, who created me,

in the Eye of the Son, who purchased me,

in the Eye of the Spirit, who cleansed me.

By your own Anointed One, O God,

bestow upon us fullness in our need.

Love towards God, the affection of God, the smile of God,

the wisdom of God, the grace of God, the fear of God,

and the will of God to do on the world of the Three

as angels and saints do in heaven;

each shade and light, each day and night,

each time in kindness, give us your Spirit.

– Carmina Gadelica

Psalm 49

Psalm 131

Psalm 39

Psalm 1

Psalm 62



You, O eternal Trinity,

Are a deep sea into which,

The more I enter,

The more I find.

And the more I find,

The more I seek.

O abyss, O eternal Godhead,

O sea profound,

What more could you give me than yourself?


– Catherine of Sienna

Psalm 51

Psalm 25

Psalm 34

Psalm 37



Great Lover,

Kiss me with grace,

For your love is more pleasing than wine,

Your touch is all that I long for.

Be one with me in body and in spirit,

Let new life come from our union

Be the song on my lips,

And take me as your bride,

As your one true love,

That we may dance till the end of days.


Song of Songs