..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

God Praying in Us: Expanding our Faith and Trust

This is our Lord's will, that our prayer
and our trust be, alike, large. For if
we do not trust as much as we pray,
we fail in full worship to our Lord in
our prayer; and also we hinder and hurt
ourselves. The reason is that we do not
know truly that our Lord is the ground
from which our prayer springeth; nor do
we know that it is given us by his grace
and his love.

If we knew this, it would make us trust
to have of our Lord's gifts all that
we desire. For I am sure that
no man asketh mercy and grace with
sincerity, without mercy and grace
being given to him first.

-- Julian of Norwich, Revelations of
Divine Love

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