MY GOD, EVERY FIBER of my being vibrates at the touch of your grace – whereby I am given the privilege of being your child. My joy at your overwhelming gestures of love and the high privilege you extend to me of entering into your life invades my being with an acute sense of your ever-nearness. In response to this, my Lord, I offer praises to you.
Yet, my Lord, I am often cold toward you. I forget to love you for long periods of time – and this to my own harm and regret. Forgive me, Lord! Everloving God, set my life aflame with love for you only. O my God, I long to reflect your image throughout the world so that others might observe your doing in me and themselves be convinced that you love them also.
–Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God
– Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God
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We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.
Psalm 78:4, NRSV
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