Father, grant that I may be a bearer of Christ Jesus, Your Son.

Allow me to warm the often cold,

impersonal scene of modern life with Your burning love.

Strengthen me by Your Holy Spirit

to carry out my mission of changing the world

or some defined part of it for the better.

Despite my lamentable failures,

bring home to me that my advantages

are Your blessings to be shared with others.

Make me more energetic in setting right

what I find wrong with the world instead of complaining about it.

Nourish in me a practical desire to build up

rather than tear down,

to reconcile instead of pulverize,

to go out on a limb rather than crave security.

Never let me forget it is far better to light one candle

than to curse the darkness,

and to join my light, one day, with Yours. Amen.


O Glorious St. Christopher

you have inherited a beautiful name, Christ-bearer.

Teach us to be true Christ-bearers to those who do not know Him.

 Protect all of us that travel both near and far

and petition Jesus to be with us always. Amen.