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Prayer

by John Dee

Quotations are not only inspirational, and a source of wisdom, but can also be seen as a nice way to get a feeling about a certain thinker or visionary. How much does what they have to say touch you? How much does it correspond to what you seek? How does in inspire you? Here are the quotations by John Dee.

Quotes by John Dee

"O Almighty, Eternal, the True and Living God:
O King of Glory: O Lord of Hosts:
O thou, the Creator of Heaven, and Earth, and of all things visible and invisible:
Now, (even now, at length,)
Among others thy manifold mercies used, toward me, thy simple servant John Dee,
I most humbly beseech thee, in this my present petition to have mercy upon me,
to have pity upon me, to have Compassion upon me:
Who, faithfully and sincerely, of long time, have sought among men, in Earth:
And also by prayer, (full often and pitifully,) have made suit unto thy Divine Majesty
for the obtaining of some convenient portion of True Knowledge and understanding of
thy laws and Ordinances, established in the Natures and properties of thy Creatures:
by which Knowledge, Thy Divine Wisdom, Power and Goodness,
(on thy Creatures bestowed, and to them imparted.)
being to me made manifest, might abundantly instruct, furnish, and allure me, (for the same,)
incessantly to pronounce thy praises, to rend unto thee, most hearty thanks,
to advance thy true honor, and to Win unto thy Name, some of thy due Majestical Glory,
among all people, and forever."

"loane Manuscript 3191, Folio 45; British Museum; presented here with today's spelling.

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