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Southern Phoenix
Friday, 7 December 2012

Mood:  a-ok
Topic: prayer
Why the One who knows
    what we need before we ask Him
       should urge us to ask and seek and knock
    may puzzle us.
 
We realize that our Lord and God
   does not want us to let Him know what we want,
       since He cannot be ignorant of that.
 
What He wants for us is
    to exercise our desire in our prayers
        so that we are capable of receiving
            what He is preparing to give us.
 
His is a great gift,
    and we are little and limited
      in our ability to receive.
 
He tells us to widen our hearts.
   Our ability to receive His great gift,
     which eye has not seen,
     since it has no color,
         nor ear heard,
         since it has no sound,
             and which has not arisen in a human heart,
             since the human heart has to rise up to it,
   will grow in proportion
       as we believe more trustfully,
           hope more firmly,
               and desire more ardently.
 
                            --St. Augustine 

Posted by southernphoenix at 12:11 AM JST
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Saturday, 26 September 2009
Prayer
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: prayer


"O gracious and holy Father,
         give us wisdom to perceive Thee,
     intelligence to understand Thee,
         diligence to seek Thee,
     patience to wait for Thee, 
         eyes to behold Thee,
     and a life to proclaim Thee.
 Through the power of
     the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord,
                                                     amen."

   -The Prayer of St. Benedict (AD 480-543)


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