Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Make Way for Grace

"When He finds a soul penetrated with a lively faith, 
He pours into it His graces and favors plentifully.
There they flow like a torrent,
which, after being forcibly stopped
against its ordinary course,
 when it has found a passage,
spreads itself with impetuosity and abundance.
  Yes, we often stop this torrent
by the little value we set upon it.
 But let us stop it no more.
  Let us enter into ourselves 
and break down the bank which hinders it.
Let us make way for grace.
  Let us redeem the lost time" 
                                                                                                                              - Brother Lawrence


  1. This is beautiful. It is such a pleasure to visit your blog. Everything is so gentle to the soul!

    1. Monica, thank you for such a kind comment. And I thank God, because "gentle" is just the word I needed to hear this morning!

  2. Such a lovely prayer - thank you so much for posting this!

    1. I like the prayer also.. thanks for the comment!

  3. Great quote, Nancy. May these torrents of grace break down all which would hinder its action in the human soul!

    We know God floods us with abundant grace so the fault always lies on our end. I can't help but wonder how often I fail to respond to grace or impede the flow of grace through my soul.

    1. I know I impede the flow of grace - I think that's why the prayer so struck me when I rediscovered it. Thank you!