A Love Prayer

We love because he first loved us. (NIV) I John 4:19

Will you pray this prayer of Mother Teresa's for your own life? . . .

Dear Jesus,
Help me to 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 every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. 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 a 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 words, but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity that ministered among the sick. Their goal she said is "to bring the joy and love of God to the people, we want to bring them God Himself, who gives them His love through us. At the same time we love God and show Him our love by serving Him in this people. . . We have to bring Gods' love to the people by our service."