Radiating Christ

I have been praying this prayer everyday for almost 13 years and I really thank God and Cardinal Newman for the efficacy of his prayer.

Lord Jesus, help me spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your Spirit and Life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Yours.

Shine through me and be so in me that everyone I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my heart. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be the light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine. It will be You shining on others through me.

Let me thus praise You in the way You love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching-not by my words but the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears for You.

Amen.

In one of the books written by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, I read that she and her sisters prayed this after receiving Holy Communion and I really, really tried to imitate them. May God touch your hearts, too, my friends, and together let us imitate Mother Teresa in loving and caring just like Jesus.

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  1. Ate Susa,
    As you imitate Mother Teresa, I imitate you. I prayed the Healing Prayer you taught me before my resent surgery untill now. Here’s the prayer did to me… I din’t have to drink the pain killer pill. Thank you very much for your prayers, teachings and for being a good example. You are God’s gift to us, and I love you. Keep up the good work.
    I will add this prayer to my list. Thanks again.

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