Fenelon’s Prayer

Lord I know not what to ask of Thee; Thou knowest what I need; Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself. O Father, give to Thy child that which he himself knowest not how to ask. I dare not ask either for crosses or for consolations; I simply present myself before Thee. I open my heart to Thee. Behold my needs which I know not myself; see and do according to Thy tender mercy…

Francois Fenelon, from Jan Karon’s A Continual Feast