Today’s prayer is adapted from a passage in Walter Hilton’s spiritual treatise, The Scale of Perfection. Hilton (ca. 1340 – 1396) was an English Augustinian canon and mystic. Hilton is not a saint, but the Episcopal Church (USA) honors him this week, on September 28.
Lord, thou art in me and shalt never ever be lost out of me,
but I am not close to thee till I have discovered thee.
Nowhere need to have I run to seek thee,
but inside me exactly where currently thou art.
Thou art the treasure hidden inside me:
draw me for that reason to thee that I may possibly obtain thee
and serve and possess thee forever.