May You be Blessed Forever, Lord – A Prayer by Saint Theresa of Avila

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for not abandoning me when I abandoned you.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for offering Your hand of love in my darkest, most lonely moments.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for putting up with such a stubborn soul as mine.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for loving me more than I love myself.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for drawing out the goodness in all people, even including me.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for repaying our sin with Your love.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for being constant and unchanging, amidst all the changes of the world.

May You be blessed forever, Lord,
for Your countless blessings on me and on all Your creatures.
— Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

[SOURCE: http://bluebonnetprayers.blogspot.com/2005_12_01_archive.html]

[PHOTO by  Håkan Svensson (Xauxa) S Convento de Sta Teresa, Ávila de los Caballeros, Spain on Wikimedia Commons.   This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.]

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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2 Responses to May You be Blessed Forever, Lord – A Prayer by Saint Theresa of Avila

  1. ralph says:

    why do we pray for God to be blessed? It seems backwards to me.

  2. I love Teresa of Avila. Thanks for this post.

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