Quote for the Day

I have asked the LORD for one thing —
this is what I desire!
I want to live in the LORD’s house all the days of my life,
so I can gaze at the splendor of the LORD
and contemplate in his temple.

— Psalm 27:4, New English Translation

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • judith collier

    Just that little bit of a psalm brings my mind and heart back to God. I had a friend say to me how we were getting older and would end up in a nursing home before too long. The words, “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. These words came out of me so fast and sure, I was amazed at what I had said.It was like someone else saying them through me.I have always been consoled when I recall this. judy

  • Peter

    One of my recent favorite authors made the simple statement that “the main purpose of prayer is intimacy with God.”



  • http://www.findinggracewithin.blogspot.com Shannon

    I’m brought to tears every time we use a song based on this psalm:

    “One thing I ask, this alone I seek, to dwell in the house of the Lord all my days.
    For one day within your temple heals every day alone,
    O Lord, bring me to your dwelling.”