hear my prayer:
in Your mercy
answer my request;
it is not just for myself
but I make it too for my brothers in love;
You see into my heart and know that it is so.
Let me offer my mind and my tongue in Your service,
If you will give me the means of making this offering.
I am poor and in need,
but You richly bless all who call to You;
You who are free from care, care for us.
Free my mouth and my heart
from all uncertainty and falsehood."
- St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)