February 11, 2009

"...too, too often,..."

The tender dew which falls in the silent night makes the grass and herbs and flowers to flourish and grow more abundantly--than great showers of rain which fall in the day.Just so, secret prayer will more abundantly cause the sweet flowers of grace and holiness to grow and flourish in the soul, than all those more open, public, and visible duties of religion, which too, too often, are mingled and mixed with the sun and wind of pride and hypocrisy.

Thomas Brooks

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2

1 comment:

Mel said...

How beautiful!

Dear Lord, draw our hearts towards yourself in secret prayer, and in sincerity. Forgive us for our pride and hypocrisy, and teach us how to walk humbly with you all of our days. How desperately we need You!