Book VI, Letter 36 = no. 303 in the edition of Vogel
Ennodius to the Presbyter Adeodatus.
The heavenly generosity never refuses to fulfill religious desires. Therefore, when I wanted to ask through letters for the help of your prayers, my wishes made a messenger out of one of my domestics so that you, inspired by the stimulus of my writing, pray for your client's soul, beacuse the teacher of the Gentiles calls: "pray for one another." [James 5:16] There is nothing that a person who loves God cannot obtain, even for the sinners. Exert then yourself for the promised benefits and bring my joy through your tears. Let the fruit of innocence come to me, although I am without merits. These are the things I dare to ask from the saint of God. I am afraid to protract these conversation because a necessary thing should be postulated in brief words. Now, farewell in Christ, my lord, and make me experience in prosperity the bequests of your prayer.
(trans. M. Szada)