A Quote by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on corruption, evil, heart, and prayer

I do a great wrong in His sight, when I beseech Him that He will hear my prayer, which as I give utterance to it, I do not hear myself. I entreat Him that He will think of me; but I regard neither myself nor Him. Nay, what is worse, turning over corrupt and evil thoughts in mine heart, I thrust a dreadful offensiveness into His presence.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153)

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