Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Prayer of Saint Augustine

 First Lutheran Church
Red Wing, MN


 A Wider View


'Almighty God, in whom we live and move and have our being, thou hast made us for thyself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in thee; grant us purity of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing thy will, no weakness from doing it; but that in thy light we may see light, and in thy service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.'  

-  Saint Augustine, 354-430



Have a blessed Lord's Day!


Judy


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32 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a beautiful church!

Susie said...

Thank you Judy. I loved the prayer. That is a beautiful church. I love churches as you know. Blessings for a great weekend.xoxo,Susie

Karen S. said...

This is a lovely church!

Sandra said...

a beautiful prayer and the church is lovely. i like those points over the windows and that gorgeous stone

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Lovely prayer and church. xoxo Su

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Beautiful prayer lifted to our God. Your featured church is beautiful as well. ♥

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a beautiful prayer, and the church looks lovely.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Mimi said...

They just don't make churches like that anymore--it's truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing that beautiful prayer with all of us. Have a wonderful weekend!

Daniela said...

Have a blessed Lord's Day you too, my darling,
thank you for sharing the lovely photographs of this majestic church and the prayer I do love so much,
sending dear love and sweet hugs to you,
with all my heart
Dany

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful prayer. There is a St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in my old neighbourhood in Moncton that is very beautiful. It was built in the 50's I think and the stone looks similar to the one in your photo. Have a blessed Sunday and week.

podso said...

Love this one. And a pretty church with what I call yellow stone or brick which reminds me of the midwest for some reason.

Red Rose Alley said...

This is a wonderful prayer from Saint Augustine. What a pretty church this is. I'm very familiar with the Saints, Judy, with St. Jude being a most special one to me. :)

Have a peaceful weekend.

~Sheri

Julie N. said...

I haven't visited your blog in a long time, good to be back. What a lovely, inspirational prayer and I love old churches of all sizes. I don't know if my email address in enabled or not and I don't know how to find out...I hope so as I'd love to hear from you.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, the architect that designed this church had a vision for something wonderful - and the large windows are awesome.
You added a lovely prayer to the photos.

Terri D said...

Beautiful.

Sandi said...

Love the quote. So long ago, but our faith is the same!

Tom said...

what a spectacular steeple

Denise said...

awesome.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful church and I've always loved that quote :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful...thank you for sharing!

xo
Pat

Denise inVA said...

Great shots of a beautiful church.

Lynne said...

Majestic church . . .
I can hear the bells . . .
Hymns . . .

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful church, and beautiful, familiar prayer. I've always loved the "restless hearts" part -- so true! And not just a one-time finding rest as in accepting Jesus, but a constant returning as the world, the flesh, and the devil continually try to turn our hearts and make us restless and discontent. Only in turning our restless hearts back to Him again and again do we find peace.

genie said...

I love the beautiful words of St. Augustine, and the church is a lovely one. Everything about it is so pretty. I do not know how I did not have my name on your list of followers, but I noticed it today and remedied the situation. You should now be up to 809. Before you know it you will be hitting 1000 :-)

Marcia said...

That's a nice looking church.

Michelle said...

a beautiful prayer and church

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I always love seeing your photographs of Churches Judy and this one is beautiful.
I've loved everything I've read of St Augustine's writings, he was a great theologian and thinker and left us an inspiring legacy of his faith in God.
Shane

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice old church that which I see has had an extension at the back

Karen said...

This is really beautiful. God bless you.

Patti B said...

Lovely prayer and beautiful church. Thanks for sharing.

"E." "Beth" Edwards said...

i am loving the front door and those fancy details. so pretty!! lovely!! happy week! ( :
enjoy all moments.

Ruth Kelly said...

Amen. I love the trim and the windows in this beautiful edifice to the Lord.

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