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Contemplation Blog 7

Contemplation of St. Augustine (7)

Blog 7

O Source of mercy, hear the cries of the sick one! O Light, falling on the road, stop the blind and hold his hand so that he might approach You! Let him see the light through Your light,
O Lord, and let him live by You! I plead that You command the dead to come out of the grave!

“Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out” (John 11: 43-44)

O my God! I will shout for your help before I perish... or at least that I might not perish... so that I may be worthy to live in you!

They cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us” (Matt 20:31)

Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, God is my Paradise: Divine Love 1 (St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, NJ, 1995)