Wednesday, 22 March 2006

A Prayer from John Henry Newman

This from Cardinal John Henry Newman, an Anglican priest who was part of the Oxford Movement in the 19th century and who became a Roman Catholic priest:
Lord Jesus, I have the joy and the responsibility of believing that ever since my baptism we are one. Don't extinguish the light of Your Presence within me. O Lord, look through my eyes, listen through my ears, speak through my lips, walk with my feet. Lord, may my poor human presence be a reminder, however weak, of Your Divine Presence. For, to the degree that others notice me, it is a sign that I am, unfortunately, still opaque and not transparent.