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Truth In Prayer

MEDITATION:

Written by Marjorie Thompson, a contemporary author, teacher, and retreat leader. This is an excerpt from her book “Soul Feast.”

It takes practice to learn not to censor our prayer. But trying to keep secrets from God is like the three-year-old who covers her eyes and declares, “You can’t see me.” God sees into our hearts and more clearly than we do. Indeed, God is the one who prompts us to look at what we have swept under the rug of our repressions and rationalizations. The Spirit awakens us to what lies hidden within – sometimes gently, sometimes with a jolt, but always so God can work with our conscious consent to free us for growth.

PRAYER:

Written by Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), a Dominican friar and influential philosopher and theologian in the church.

Grant me grace, O merciful God, to desire ardently all that is pleasing to You, to examine it prudently, to acknowledge it truthfully, and to accomplish it perfectly, for the praise and glory of Your name. Amen.

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