In the spirit of Friday morning’s Psalm 51 from the Church’s Prayer, the Divine Office, here is a prayer from Thomas Merton:

I am made for Your peace and You will not despise my longing to love You alone in this sorrow because I have trusted in You and I wait upon Your holy will in peace and without complaint for Your glory.

I am content that these journal pages show me to be what I am: noisy, full of the racket of imperfections and passions and the wide open wounds left by sin, full of faults and envies and miseries, full of my own intolerable emptiness.

Domine Deus Meus in te confido; non confundar in aeternum.
Lord, My God, in You I trust. Let me not be put to shame forever.

Merton, Entering the Silence, 71

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