A Purifying Prayer For Lent

Since this prayer is so powerful in its simplicity, I am refraining from comment on it. My only suggestion is to let the joy of this saint’s words soak into your mind, heart and soul as you read them, savouring each word.

Purifying Prayer                                                                                                      tumblr_lyifnvQGMs1qkynm4

Since prayer

places our intellect
in the brilliance
of God’s light
and exposes our will
to the warmth
of His heavenly love,
nothing else
so effectively
purifies our intellect
of ignorance
and our will
of depraved affections.
It is a stream
of holy water
that flows forth
and makes the plants
of our good designs
grow green and flourish,
and quenches
the passions
within our hearts.’

St. Francis de Sales


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