Still fewer who really know what is the meaning of the sentences which they rattle off. Rattle off is probably the only accurate designation for the process which in this instance man calls praying. He who examines himself unsparingly in this respect must admit this, otherwise he proves that he spends his whole life in the same way … superficially, and that he is not, nor ever has been, capable of any deep thought. There are enough of them on this earth who certainly take themselves seriously, but with the best will in the world cannot be taken seriously by others. Especially the beginning of this Prayer has always been taken in the wrong sense, even though in different ways. Those who try to undertake this Prayer earnestly, thus who set about it with a certain good volition, experience a certain feeling of safety, of psychic calm arising within them after or during these first words! And this feeling prevails with them for several seconds after praying. This explains two things: First, that the one who prays can maintain his earnestness only for the first words, whereby they release this feeling in him; and second, that just the release of this feeling proves how far removed he is from grasping what he is saying with them! In this he plainly shows either his inability to maintain any deeper thinking, or else his superficiality; for otherwise with the succeeding words there should again immediately arise a different feeling, corresponding to the changed content of the words, as soon as these really come to life in him. Thus there persists in him only what the first words awaken.
Prayer to the Holy Grail of Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus I give you my hands to do your work I give you my feet to go your way I give you my eyes to see as you do I give you my tongue to speak your words I give you my mind that you may think in me I give you my spirit that you may pray in me Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all mankind I give you my whole self that you may grow in me so that it is you Lord Jesus who live and work and pray in me. Skip to navigation Skip to content Catholic Social Teaching. The Grail prayer Lord Jesus I give you my hands to do your work I give you my feet to go your way I give you my eyes to see as you do I give you my tongue to speak your words I give you my mind that you may think in me I give you my spirit that you may pray in me Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all mankind I give you my whole self that you may grow in me so that it is you Lord Jesus who live and work and pray in me.
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The Holy Grail is generally considered to be the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper and the one used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch Christ's blood while interring Him and then took the object to Britain where he founded a line of guardians to keep it safe. The term "Grail" itself is believed to originate from the Latin 'gradale' meaning a dish used during a meal. According to the tradition, the Chalice of the Last Supper was taken by St. Peter to Rome and became the Chalice of the Popes. That's why the Roman Canon for the Holy Mass refers to "hunc praclarum calicem", "this venerable Chalice" and not, as the original Canon, to "the Chalice".
In place of a dedication are the words, "I give you my whole self, so that it is you, Lord Jesus, who lives, and works and prays in me". They are the final phrase of the Grail Prayer. From Pat and Brenda formed these groups throughout the Diocese. Later Bishop Worlock took a great interest. Many of us were seeking a closer union with the Grail, whose spirituality enthused all of us to live and spread more fully the Christian life. Encouraged by the Grail, inspired by its spiritual ethos, Bishop Worlock, knowing the work Pat and Brenda were achieving in the Diocese, chose Pat to be the first married Deacon for the Diocese. Pat, in his work for ecumenism, in establishing the shared church in Brighton Hill, in the villages and St. I give you my feet to go your way. I give you my eyes to see as you do.