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➕ I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.

Mar 26, 2021

➕ I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. - Psalms 3:4

🛑 "With my voice have I cried unto the Lord" that is, not with the voice of the body, which is drawn out with the sound of the reverberation of the air; but with the voice of the heart, which to men speaks not, but with God sounds as a cry.

By this voice Susanna was heard; and with this voice the Lord Himself commanded that prayer should be made in closets, that is, in the recesses of the heart noiselessly.

Nor would one easily say that prayer is not made with this voice, if no sound of words is uttered from the body; since even when in silence we pray within the heart, if thoughts interpose alien from the mind of one praying, it cannot yet be said, "With my voice have I cried unto the Lord."

Nor is this rightly said, save when the soul alone, taking to itself nothing of the flesh, and nothing of the aims of the flesh, in prayer, speaks to God, where He only hears.

But even this is called a cry by reason of the strength of its intention.

St. Augustine


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