Brother Lawrence Prayer Card: Troubled with Wandering Thoughts
5" x 7" Archival Print with image on the front, text from Brother Lawrence's Practicing the Presence of God on the reverse.
You are not the only one who is troubled with wandering thoughts. Our mind is extremely roving. But the will is mistress of all our faculties. She must recall our stray thoughts and carry them to God as their final end. If the mind is not sufficiently controlled and disciplined at our first engaging in devotion, it contracts certain bad habits of wandering and dissipation. These are difficult to overcome. The mind can draw us, even against our will, to worldly things. I believe one remedy for this is to humbly confess our faults and beg God’s mercy and help.