A Prayer Seeking God

O Lord
teach me to seek you,
and reveal yourself to me
when I seek you.Spacer
For I cannot seek you unless
you first teach me,
nor find you unless
you first reveal yourself to me.
Let me seek you in longing,
and long for you in seeking.

Let me find you in love,
and love you in finding.
Spacer--Saint Ambrose of Milan, c. 340 - 397

This prayer, attributed to Doctor of the Church Saint Ambrose of Milan, is also found near the conclusion of Chapter One of Anselm's Proslogium

Seek the Lord
while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.

Isaiah 55:6
Those who know your name
will trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken
those who seek you.

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7


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