Here is an extract from today’s Old Testament reading, again from the first Book of Kings: ‘But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! Yet have regard to the prayer of thy servant and to his supplication, O Lord my God, hearkening to the cry and to the prayer which thy servant prays before thee this day; that thy eyes may be open night and day toward this house, the place of which thou hast said, “My name shall be there …”’ His Name indwells us.
Here is part of the Prayer of St Elizabeth of the Trinity, ‘Saint of the Divine Indwelling’: ‘O my God, Trinity whom I adore; help me to forget myself entirely that I may be established in You as still and as peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing trouble my peace or make me leave You, O my Unchanging One, but may each minute carry me further into the depths of Your mystery. Give peace to my soul; make it Your heaven, Your beloved dwelling and Your resting place. May I never leave You there alone but be wholly present, my faith wholly vigilant, wholly adoring, and wholly surrendered to Your creative Action …’
You may like to pray this prayer; ‘O God, who loves souls so much as to make in them Your dwelling place, I thank You for giving Sint Elizabeth of the Trinity the grace, during her lifetime, to understand the indwelling of the Blessed Trinity in her soul. Grant that I too, may remember your presence in my soul, and if it be Your holy will manifest by visible signs the glory she now enjoys with You in heaven, through Christ our Lord’.
The Divine Name indwells every Christian; may we know this truth in our lives, and may God bless you this day.