These words really resonate with me.Â In meditation and prayer, we often to seek to find some interior rapture, and are so taken up with this quest that we sometimes forget that meditation and prayer are our entryways to find God and to be in communion with him and to listen to what he wants from us in this life, and for him to give us the strength and vision to carry this out. The task(s) may not be full of delights as we ordinarily define them. However, we must find the strength and joy in carrying out Godâ€™s will which is perfectly attuned to what is best to further our journey on the spiritual path.Â Bharti
PRAYER:Â Of what does the highest perfection consist?
Do not look for, or expect to find it
in interior delights,
or in great raptures and visions,
or in the gift of prophecy,
but only in conforming our wills
to the will of God.
Then there will be nothing
that God wills
that we do not will ourselves,
and with our whole will
We will accept the bitter with the sweet,
knowing it to be the will of God.
In love, we forget our own pleasure
in order to please the God
who loves us so much.
MANTRA:Â Perfection is not in feeling good,
but in doing the will of God.
EVENING PRAYER:Â I come to the end of an ordinary day,
a day when there have been
no overwhelming interior joys,
no great raptures or visions.
There have been bitter moments and sweet.
I have tried to accept whatever came my way,
doing my best
to conform my will
to your will, my Lord God,
so that there would be nothing
that you will
that I would not choose for myself.