Card. Newmann Prayer

Dear Jesus,

help me to spread thy fragrance everywhere I go.

Flood my soul with thy Spirit and life.

Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly

that all my life may only be a radiance of thine.

Shine through me, and be so completely in me

that every soul I come into contact with might feel thy presence in my soul.

Let them look and see me no longer, but only Jesus.

Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as thou shinest,

so to shine as to be a light to others. his light of Jesus will come all from thee;

none of it will be mine.

It will be thou shining on others through me.

Le me thus praise thee in the ay thou dost love best, by shining on those around me.

Let me preach thee without preaching, not by words but by my example,

by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do,

and the evidence fullness of the love my heart feels today.