Dear Allen Temple Family and Friends,

As we endeavor to build beloved community by delving deeper into our Heavenly Parent’s being, I offer on our behalf this prayer from St. Thomas Aquinas, which captures the sentiments of our seeking community:

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you,
A heart to seek you,
Wisdom to find you,
Conduct pleasing to you,
Faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
And a hope of finally embracing you.
--Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas


Senior Pastor J. Alfred Smith, Jr.