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.

Inspirational Poem: Prayer

My friend,

if we clothe everything we do
with prayers, love, faith and hope
and lace it with a
forgiving heart
then miracles happen.

if at first, we fail to notice them
let’s look again….and again…..and again
and slowly, we will perceive
with the eyes of faith
what naked eyes failed
to behold in awe and wonder.

for

if we pray, our starving faith
will be nourished
and it will produce more love
that will make us alive
with zeal leading us into action
for idle faith will not bring us
to the fulfillment
of our dreams.

If you believe me, my friend
then, our love,
our faith,
our hope
our forgiving
will sing together
with the melody of the prayer
of thanksgiving to God
for the birth of receiving much
and giving more!