Tuesday, August 17, 2021

He sees our thoughts...

In quietness and trust is your strength ... 
Isaiah 30:15

452px-Dou_Old_woman_in_prayer.jpg (452×599)
"When we gather to celebrate the divine mysteries 
with God's priest, we should not express our prayer in unruly words; 
the petition that should be made to God with moderation 
is not to be shouted out noisily and verbosely. 
For God hears our heart not our voice.  
He sees our thoughts; He is not to be shouted at.  ... This is the 
teaching of the Holy Spirit.  Through Jeremiah He suggests this:  
Say in your hearts:  Lord, it is you that we have to worship."
St Cyprian

Painting:  Old woman in prayer (Rembrandt's mother)  - Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)

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