Monday, November 04, 2019

Thomas a Kempis: a prayer for practical wisdom

Monday, November 4, 2019
    “They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”
    —Malachi 3:17-18 (NIV)
    Grant to us, O Lord, to know that which is worth knowing, to love that which is worth loving, to praise that which pleaseth Thee most, to esteem that which is most precious unto Thee, and to dislike whatsoever is evil in Thine eyes.
    Grant us with true judgment to distinguish things that differ, and above all to search out and do what is well pleasing unto Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    ... Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471), Of the Imitation of Christ [1418], Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877, III.l.7, p. 211 (see the book)
    See also Mal. 3:17-18; 1 Kings 3:9; Mic. 6:7-8; Matt. 3:17; Rom. 15:15-16; Phil. 1:9-11; Heb. 5:13-14; 6:10; 13:16; 1 Pet. 2:4-5
Quiet time reflection:
    You are the source of all true discernment, Lord.
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