Monday, June 18, 2007

Prayer opens doors

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." ~Alexander Graham Bell

"Prayer and meditation have an important part to play in opening up new ways and new horizons. If your prayer is the expression of a deep and grace-inspired desire for newness of life—and not the mere blind attachment to what has always been familiar and 'safe'—God will act in us and through us to renew the Church by preparing, in prayer, what we cannot yet imagine or understand. In this way our prayer and faith today will be oriented toward the future which we ourselves may never see fully realized on earth."
~Thomas Merton

Dear Jesus,
Help us to see past the closed doors in our lives
Reveal to us the doors and windows which You open for us
And hold our hands, so that we feel safe as we cross every new threshold.
In Your name we pray,

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