You are great, O Lord, and greatly to be praised.
Great is your power, and infinite is your wisdom.
You are worthy of our praise,
though we are but a speck in your creation.
We wear our mortality,
the witness of our sin,
the evidence that you resist the proud.
Yet you are worthy of our praise.
You awaken our hearts to delight in your praise.
You made us for yourself,
and our heart is restless until it rests in you.
Source: St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430, Confessions, Book I, Chapter 1
Note: This prayer is often quoted as Augustine’s motto.
See also “My Heart Rests in You”