Resting in God above everything

A prayer from Thomas à Kempis’ Imitation of Christ:

Grant me, most sweet and loving Jesus, to rest in you above every creature, above all health and beauty, above all glory and honor, above all power and dignity, above all knowledge and precise thought, above all wealth and talent, above all joy and exultation, above all fame and praise, above all sweetness and consolation, above all hope and promise, above all merit and desire, above all gifts and favors you give and shower upon me, above all happiness and joy that the mind can understand and feel, and finally, above angels and archangels, above all the hosts of heaven, above all things visible and invisible, and above all that is not you, my God. Amen (translated by William C. Creasy).

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