A Merton Prayer for a Rainy Lenten Morning

On this overcast, rainy morning, as we approach the end of Lent, I thought it would be nice to share this prayer by Thomas Merton.

On this gray morning, when the birds sing in the rain, I proclaim that there is a sad note to our spring. We lift up our eyes to You in heaven, O God of eternity, wishing we were poorer, more silent and more mortified. Lord, give us liberty from all things that are in this world, from the preoccupations of earth and time, that we may be called to cleanness where the saints are, the gold and silver saints before Your throne.

In other news, this evening I will be in Utica, NY, for the celebration of my youngest brother’s Confirmation. Please keep him, his fellow confirmandi and the entire Body of Christ in your prayers. Peace and good!

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