Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Prayer

Give me the strength that waits upon You in silence and peace. Give me humility in which alone is rest, and deliver me from pride which is the heaviest of burdens. And possess my whole heart and soul with the simplicity of love. Occupy my whole life with the one thought and the one desire of love, that I may love not for the sake of merit, not for the sake of perfection, not for the sake of virtue, not for the sake of sanctity, but for You alone.



Source: New Seeds of Contemplation (Thomas Merton)


from Inward/Outward

3 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

I would really, really appreciate prayers today. I am just not sure that I can be in seminary this quarter and so I have a lot of discernment stuff going on.

Mary Beth said...

You have my prayers, GG. Many blessings flowing your way.

Sophia said...

Praying from the courthouse, GG. Please take good care of yourself.