Friday, November 7, 2008

Loving enemies

Abba Zeno said, 'If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly,
then before he prays for anything else,
even his own soul,
when he stands and stretches out
his hands towards God,
he must pray with all his heart for his enemies.
Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.'

1 comment:

Rufus McCain said...

I made it through Lauds for the second day in a row; but this time punctuated by familial distractions so that it was afternoon by the time I finished it off. I like the penitential Friday readings.