Pause + Pray

Let Nothing Disturb or Distress You

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Our lives are made so much richer by the saints; they reinforce the beauty of the Gospels. Today, see what comes to your mind and heart after reading these exquisite words of St. Teresa of Avila: “Let nothing disturb you, nothing distress you. All things fade away; God is unchanging.”


God, thank you for these precious words from St. Teresa.
I will carry these words inside my heart all day, and remember them
before fears have a chance to arise.
What a relief to let go and accept: all of life is in flux.
But you, God, are steadfast.
How I long to live with more faith today then I had yesterday.
With these words within me, I begin again—
with a renewed heart opening to fresh possibilities.


Is there someone in your life who might really appreciate hearing St. Teresa’s words? Text it to them with love.

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