Jesus Satisfies Our Longings

Sweetest Lord Jesus,
pierce our souls with your love that we may always long for you.
You are the bread of angels and the fulfillment of the soul’s deepest desires.
May our hearts always hunger and feed on what you provide,
so that our souls may be filled with sweetness in your presence.
May our souls thirst for you, the source of life, wisdom,
knowledge, light, and all the riches of God our Father.
May we always seek and find you, think about you, speak to you,
and do everything for the honor and glory of your name.
Be always our hope, our peace, our refuge and help
in whom our hearts are rooted, now and forever.

Source: St. Bonaventure, 13th century

Source of this version: Modified from (…Which seems to be greatly condensed compared with the version below.)

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Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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