Gethsemane

C.S. Lewis’ final book was published a year after his death in 1963. Letters to Malcolm took the form of a dialogue with an imaginary friend. It was rather different from his other work, tussling with questions for which he had never found any easy answer. Prayer was one of them. He wrote with great honesty:

 

“For most of us, the prayer in Gethsemane

is the only model … removing mountains can wait!”

 

Father,

You can do anything.

Take my suffering away.

Yet… not what I want…

what you want.