Thursday, 25 February 2021

25 February, The Holy Rule of St Benedict, Father of Western Monks

CHAPTER XX. Of Reverence at Prayer

25 Feb. 27 June. 27 Oct.

If, when we wish to make any request to men in power, we presume not to do so  except with humility and reverence; how much more ought we with all lowliness and purity of devotion to offer our supplications to the Lord God of all things? And let us remember that not for our much speaking, but for our purity of heart and tears of compunction shall we be heard. Our prayer, therefore, ought to be short and pure, except it be perchance prolonged by the inspiration of Divine Grace. But let prayer made in common always be short: and at the signal given by the Superior, let all rise together.

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