Foundation of prayer

The foundation of prayer is paying absolute honor to God' will: "Thy will be
done, on earth as it is in heaven." For this reason, prayer inevitably
demands that man relinquish his own will: "Not my own will, but thine be
done" (Lk 22:42). The glorifying and hallowing of God implied in doing so
resemble the office of the Seraphim. (It should be borne in mind that the
glory of the Seraphim springs from their office and not from their nature.)
So the corruption of our nature does not hamper the glory of our office, as
long as this office is prompted by the power of love and is pure and clear
from the blemishes of ego and selfishness.

Matthew the Poor


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