O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore

Elizabeth of the Trinity

Passages for Meditation

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.

Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906) was a French Carmelite mystic. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.