The Pursuit of Happiness

God and happiness

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A Prayer for God Seekers

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O Lord our God,
grant us grace to desire thee
with our whole heart; that,
so desiring, we may seek,
and seeking find thee;
and so finding thee
may love thee; and loving thee,
may hate those sins from
which thou has redeemed.
Amen.
–Anselm of Canterbury,
(1033-1109)

God is the seeker

Bluebell Walk

I am beginning now to see how radically the character of my spiritual journey will change when I no longer think of God as hiding and making it difficult as possible for me to find him, but, instead, as the one who is looking for me while I am doing the hiding.

–Henri Nouwen
(1932 – 1996)

Image: Stephen Darbishire

Seeking God

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Continue seeking God
with seriousness.
Unless He wanted you,
you would not be
wanting Him.

–C. S. Lewis

It started with Him

Standing on fence

We could not seek God at all,
if he had not already found us;
we could not love him,
if he had not first loved us . . .

–Helmut Thielicke, (1908 – 1986)

The seeker is God

So long as we imagine
it is we who have to look for God,
we must often lose heart.
But it is the other way about —
He is looking for us.

–Simon Tugwell

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