Thoughts from Thomas A’ Kempis — “God’s Concern for Me”

christduotoneThomas A’ Kempis gives us a prayer that I want to be able to pray, though it requires a lot of faith to pray!  Here it is.

“Lord,…Your concern for me is greater than any concern that I can have for myself….Lord, as long as my will remains firm and strong toward you, do with me whatever pleases you, for whatever you do with me cannot be other than good….With equal readiness I wish to receive from your hand good and evil, sweet and bitter, joy and sorrow, and I wish to thank you for all that happens to me.”

(From Thomas A’ Kempis, Imitation of Christ, A Timeless Classic for Modern Readers, a contemporary translation by William C. Creasy, pp.104-105)

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