A Prayer (For Benedict of Nursia)

Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Non draco sit mihi dux!
May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!
(Prayer of the Saint Benedict Medal)
Caught between the rule and obedience,
Scarcely strong enough to hold but
Scared of where my sins might take me,
May I know the love which holds me,
Love which bled and washes clean.
Near to heaven but arms weak, I
Dare not look into the light;
Satan’s dragons calling out to
Me, I cling unto the cross where the
Dragon’s slain that threatens me.

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