October 1, 2014

Prayer: The Abridged Version

He remained on his knees, prayed aloud:

"Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being:  We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget thee, but may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight . . ."

He moved directly then to the abridged version: 
"Help me, Jesus."

-Father Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, by Jan Karon