Thursday, March 19, 2009

Prayer for inner rest and peace

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)

1 comment:

Mavis said...

Wonderful post Deb. I like Jon Forman too - I heard him at Parachute last year and great to hear him again