Friday, July 14, 2017

Prayer: Aelred of Rievaulx

Lord, I sometimes wander away from you, not because I am deliberately turning my back on you, but because of the inconstancy of my mind. I weaken in my intention to give my whole self to you. I fall back into thinking of myself as my own master. When I wander from you, within me I find nothing but darkness, fear, and anxiety. So I come back to you and confess that I have sinned. Forgive me, please.