In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The house of my soul is too small

Here's a prayer that a friend of mine named Patrick, from over at the A Year of Living Dangerously group on Face Book, shared with me. It's from "The Confessions" by St Augustine. This prayer has captivated my thoughts today, may it bless you as well:

"The house of my soul is too small for you to enter: make it more spacious by your coming. It lies in ruins: rebuild it. Some things are to be found there which will offend your gaze; I confess this to be so and know it well. But who will clean my house? To whom but yourself can I cry, "Cleanse me of my hidden sins, O Lord, and for those encurred through others, pardon your servant"? I believe, and so I will speak. You know everything, Lord. Have I not laid my own transgressions bare before you to my own condemnation, my God, and have not you forgiven the wickedness of my heart? I do not argue my case against you, for you are truth itself; nor do I wish to deceive myself, lest my iniquity be caught in its own lies. No, I do not argue the case with you, because if you, Lord, keep score of our iniquities, then who, Lord, can bear it?"

7 comments:

Marty Duane said...

That's a very nice prayer. :)

Michelle said...

Wow. Love it. Really emphasizes our need for Christ.

Deborah Ann said...

I LOVE THIS! Wow, so beautiful. I can't even find the words...

RCUBEs said...

There is no broken "house" that the Lord can't fix.

That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. God bless and have a great weekend sister Tracy.

Being Me said...

Lovely prayer, thank you for sharing. St Augustine also reflected "Our Lord bowed his Head at death, so that He might give the kiss of peace to his beloved ones. And we give a kiss to God every time our heart is filled with repentance and love."
Peace to you.
BM

JD Curtis said...

Thank you for this timely post.

Denise said...

Wow, very powerful.

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