Wednesday, December 07, 2005

CQOD: 12/06/05 -- Trench: If we with earnest effort could succeed

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 6, 2005
Feast of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, c.326
    Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.
    -- Exodus 24:9-10 (ESV)

    If we with earnest effort could succeed
    To make our life one long, connected prayer,
    As lives of some, perhaps, have been and are;
    If, never leaving Thee, we have no need
    Our wandering spirits back again to lead
    Into Thy presence, but continued there
    Like angels standing on the highest stair
    Of the Sapphire Throne: this were to pray indeed!
        ... Richard C. Trench (1807-1886)

Quiet time reflection:
    I want to pray without ceasing.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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