A Prayer for the Vigilant

An excerpt from Thomas Merton's prayer during the Pentecost vigil, from his Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, for the day and week and life to come:

Therefore, Father, I beg you to keep me in this silence so that I may learn from it the word of your peace and the word of your mercy and the word of your gentleness to the world: and that through me perhaps your word of peace may make itself heard where it has not been possible for anyone to hear it for a long time.


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