“God, in his promises to hear our prayers, is desirous to bestow himself upon us; if you find anything better than him, ask it; but if you ask anything beneath him, you but an affront upon him, and hurt yourself by preferring to him a creature which he framed: Pray in the spirit and sentiment of love, in which the royal prophet said to him, ‘thou, O Lord, are my portion.’ Let others choose to themselves portions among creatures, for my part, you are my portion, you alone I have chosen for my whole inheritance.” – St. Augustine of Canterbury

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