This is a concluding prayer of the prior three post entitled Loving God Completely, Loving Ourselves Correctly and Loving Others Compassionately.

“Thanks be to thee, O Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which thou hast given us; for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother, may we know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly; for thine own sake.” [1]- Attributed to St. Richard of Chichester (1197–1253).  Adapted by Kenneth Boa.


[1] Kenneth Boa. Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation (Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2001), Google Play edition, 31.