MOTHER TERESA’S GO TO DAILY PRAYER TO START THE DAY
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go.
Flood our souls with your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly
that our lives may only be a radiance of yours.
Shine through us and be so in us that every soul we
come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul.
Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus.
Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine,
so to shine as to be light to others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours.
It will be you shining on others through us.
Let us thus praise you in the way you love best
by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without
preaching, not by words, but by our example;
by the catching force – the sympathetic influence of what we do,
the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you. Amen
Glory be, to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
a world without end.