The presence of other servants with him before God was always vital to his understanding of prayer with the saints as his friends; and that early longing for something beyond himself became a lifetime of striving for a dynamic ascent to God. His prayers followed this pattern of desire, self-knowledge, and repentance, leading into the joy of entering into the presence of God and conversing with him as a friend. —Benedicta Ward SLG, Give Love and Receive the Kingdom, Paraclete Press
Lord Christ, you astounded your disciples when you told them how hard it is for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. When I feel satisfied I believe I am doing fine. It is only when I am needy that I come to you for help. May your Spirit always keep me aware of the truth about my real poverty, that I will continually seek your face. Amen.