LET US PRAY
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.