"He must increase, but I must decrease," John 3:30. WE FORGET THAT JESUS IS MOVING US TOWARDS OUR HEAVENLY STATE: "I want to scale the utmost height, And catch a gleam of glory bright; But still I’ll pray till rest I’ve found, 'Lord, lead me on to higher ground.'"
Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ the true, the only Light, Sun of Righteousness, arise! Triumph o’er the shades of night: Day-spring from on high, be near; Day-star in my heart appear. ~ Charles Wesley
The collect for purity - Book of Common Prayer: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer) #quotes #quote #quotations #TheBookofCommonPrayer
In the busyness of this day, grant me a stillness of seeing, O God. In the conflicting voices of my heart, grant me a calmness of hearting. Let my seeing and hearing, my works and my actions be rooted in a silent certainty of your presence. ~ J. Philip Newell, Celtic Benediction