Prayer for the
"My God, make me know the
obstacles which I
more or less consciously place to the working of grace in my soul. Show
these obstacles to me at the moment when I am about to place them. Give
me the strength to remove them, and, if I am negligent in doing so, do
Thou deign to remove them, though I should suffer greatly. I wish only
Thee, Lord, Who alone art necessary. Grant that my life here on earth
may be like eternal life begun."
He who would say this prayer frequently would make great progress,
which would be written in the book of life. Undoubtedly he would
receive many crosses, but he would be borne by them more than he would
bear them, as a bird is borne by its wings more than it bears them.
This is what The Imitationsays:
"If thou carry the cross willingly, it will carry thee, and bring
thee to thy desired end, namely, to that place where there will be an
end of suffering, though here there will be no end." This is the true
road by which one enters the inner courts of the kingdom of God.
----FR. REGINALD LAGRANGE, O.P.