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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

547- I Knelt Down Before God

 

St-Takla.org Image: An old woman praying, and Jesus blessing her صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: امرأة عجوز تصلي، ويسوع يباركها

St-Takla.org Image: An old woman praying, and Jesus blessing her

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: امرأة عجوز تصلي، ويسوع يباركها

 In Cairo, reposed Fr. Ibrahim Attia narrated the following story:

The only son of a widow reposed. Knowing how much she was attached to him, I didnt know what to do. I went to her house and the maid servant opened the door. When I asked about the lady, she said, Shes in her chamber. She shut the door telling me not to knock whatever the case is. Sorry father I cant tell her that youre here.

After a long time she opened the door. Her countenance revealed a heart full of peace and she said, Im sorry father for keeping you waiting so long. Dont be worried about me for, what you wanted to do for me, the Lord has done generously. I have knelt down before God for two hours insisting not to leave him before consoling me. I have peace now. Ask God to continue working in me.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: ركعت أمام إلهي!

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Teach me how to pour myself at Your feet.

During my suffering Your comforts delight my soul.

You are my refuge.

You permitted temptation to give me a way out.

You are the source of every comfort,

You hear prayers and give blessings.


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