Saturday, January 20, 2018

Rolle: prayer

Saturday, January 20, 2018
    Commemoration of Richard Rolle of Hampole, Writer, Hermit, Mystic, 1349
From birth I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.
    —Psalm 71:6 (NIV)
    Lord Jesu, I ask Thee, give unto me movement in Thy love without measure; desire without limit; longing without order; burning without discretion. Truly the better the love of Thee is, the greedier it is; for neither by reason is it restrained, nor by dread distressed, nor by doom tempted.
    ... Richard Rolle (1290?-1349), Fire of Love [1343], tr. Richard Misyn, i. xvii (see the book)
    See also Ps. 71:6; Deut. 6:5; 30:6; John 14:20-21; 1 John 5:3-4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, set the love of You ablaze in my heart.
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