The Lord is a judge
who is no respecter of personages.
He shows no respect of personages to the detriment of a poor man,
he listens to the plea of the injured party.
He does not ignore the orphan’s supplication,
nor the widow’s as she pours out her story.
The man who with his whole heart serves God will be accepted,
his petitions will carry to the clouds.
The humble man’s prayer pierces the clouds,
until it arrives he is inconsolable,
And the Lord will not be slow,
nor will he be dilatory on their behalf.
Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14, 16-19
The fairness and justice of God is our hope.
We do not merit this because of our fairness and our justice.
But if we know our need and place this before him, then he will not abandon us.
In quiet prayer, thank God for the love he has for you.
Calix Prayer card – text compiled by Adrian Duggan. Images (c) Allen Morris.
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