You Have Put Eternity into Our Hearts

Eric Milner-WhiteO God,
the living God,
you have put your own eternity in our hearts,
and have made us to hunger and thirst for you.
Satisfy the instincts you implanted in us,
that we may find you in life,
and life in you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Modified from Eric Milner-White (1884-1963) in Daily Prayer.

Original in traditional English:

O God, the living God, who hast put thine own eternity in our hearts, and hast made us to hunger and thirst after thee: Satisfy, we pray thee, the instincts which thou hast implanted in us, that we may find thee in life, and life in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

“You have put your own eternity into our hearts…” is a reference to Ecclesiastes 3:11.

“[You] have made us to hunger and thirst for you…” is a reference to Psalm 42:2 and John 6:35.

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pastorstratman

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

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