“A Great Lake of Beer for the King of Kings”

A description of Heaven by St Bridget of Ireland:

I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us.

I would like an abundance of peace.

I would like full vessels of charity.

I would like rich treasures of mercy.

I would like cheerfulness to preside over all.

I would like Jesus to be present.

I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us.

I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts.

I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord; that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me.

I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.

I would like to be watching Heaven’s family drinking it through all eternity.

Prayer traditionally attributed to St. Bridgiet, as quoted in Prayers of the Saints: An Inspired Collection of Holy Wisdom(1996), by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker, p. 77