Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dame Julian on Prayer

"Our Lord is full of gladness and delight at our prayers; he looks out for them, for he wants them longingly. For by means of his grace they make us grow like himself in condition as we are in kind; this is his blessed will, for he says:

Pray inwardly although you think it savors you not, for it is profitable even though you feel nothing; though you see nothing, and yes, though you think there is nothing you can do; for in dryness and barrenness, in sickness and in feeblesness, all the while your prayers are most pleasing to me, although you think it savors you little or nothing. It is the same with all your living prayers in my sight."

(Julian of Norwich, trans. John Skinner 80-81)

No comments:

Post a Comment