O Lord my God. Teach my heart this day where and how to find you.
You have made me and re-made me, and you have bestowed on me all the good things I possess, and still I do not know you.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.
I thank you, Lord, for knowing me better than I know myself, and for letting me know myself better than others know me.
Make me, I pray you, better than they suppose, and forgive me for what they do not know.
O Christ, our Morning Star, Splendour of Light Eternal, shining with the glory of the rainbow, come and waken us from the greyness of our apathy, and renew in us your gift of hope. Amen.
Bede the venerable