It is Sweet to Serve God

Disciple: Now will I speak, O Lord, and will not be silent; I will say in the hearing of my God, my Lord and my King Who is on high: Oh, how sweet is the multitude of Thy sweetness, O Lord, which Thou hast hidden for them that fear Thee (Ps. 20:20). But what art…

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From the Imitation of Christ: Amendment of Life

The Fervent Amendment of Our Whole Life Be vigilant and diligent in God’s service, and often consider to what end thou camest hither, and why thou didst leave the world: Was it not that thou mightst live for God and become a spiritual man? Be fervent, therefore, in thy spiritual progress, for thou shalt shortly…

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Thomas à Kempis on Prayer

How We Are to Be Disposed and What We Are to Say When We Desire Anything CHRIST: My son, say this on every occasion: Lord, if it be pleasing to Thee let this be done in this manner. Lord, if it be to Thy honor let this be done in Thy name. Lord, if Thou…

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