MORE AND MORE
O God my Father, who is often closest to me when I am furthest from You and who is near at hand even when I feel that You have forsaken me, mercifully grant that the defeat of my self-will may be the triumph in me of Your eternal purpose.
-May I grow more sure of Thy reality and power.
-May I attain a clearer mind as to the meaning of my life on earth.
-May I strengthen my hold upon life eternal.
-May I look more and more to the things unseen.
-May my desires grow less unruly and my imaginations more pure.
-May my love for my fellow man grow deeper and more tender, and may I be more willing to take their burdens upon myself.
To Your care, O God, I commend my soul and the souls of all those I love and who love me; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Diary of Private Prayer
“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18