Julian of Norwich, Concerning Prayer

Our Lord said to me:
“I am the ground of thy beseeching.
First, it is My will that thou have it.
And then I make thee to will it.
And then I make thee to beseech it.
And if thou beseech it, how should it then be that thou should not have thy beseeching?”

— Comfortable Words for Christ’s Lovers

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