This Prayer of St Teresa blew me away!Â It was exactly what I needed to hear.Â I needed to hear of the power of humility and the power of grace. That of ourselves we are truly nothing. That humility in acknowledging the power of God to work through us to achieve great things is paramount.Â I need to acknowledge my own weaknesses, follies and misjudgments, and that, by the grace and love of God, I can find the power and the glory to do great things in this world to help others and, ultimately, myself as created in the image of God.Â Bharti
PRAYER:Â The whole foundation of prayer is humility.
The more we humble ourselves in prayer,
the more will God lift us up.
Once while I was wondering
why our Lord so dearly loves the virtue of humility,
this thought suddenly struck me
without previous reflection:
it is because God is the supreme Truth,
and humility is the truth.
It is a basic truth
that of ourselves we are nothing.
Whoever ignores this
lives a life of falsehood.
Those who realize and accept this truth
are the most deeply pleasing to God,
the supreme Truth,
for they walk in truth.
EVENING PRAYER:Â Let me go humbly into the darkness
admitting to myself and to you
that of myself I am nothing.
Let me walk in this hard truth
accepting my own frailty and folly,
even as you open my eyes
to the incomprehensible wonders and marvels
that you have in store
for those who follow you in truth.