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Praying with Mother Teresa

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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 your 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.

– Mother Teresa

2 Responses to Praying with Mother Teresa

  1. CO Fines says:

    In the book Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, we learn that after Mother Teresa received her call to the ministry she devoted her life to, not only did she have to overcome the reluctance of her church to make it possible, even after she finally succeeded in answering the call she mostly spent the rest of her life without conscious affirmation from God Himself.

    She never meant this to be revealed. In a very real way, these disclosures of her dark night of the soul were betrayals of her wishes and rights of confidence. But there they are. Even on the outside, the life of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was a hard one. To think that she did it without the apparent daily support of Jesus is extraordinary.

    I really don’t know what to think about her assignment here on earth other than to be glad I didn’t have to do it. I am sure that those she comforted onto the other side are glad it wasn’t my assignment too.

  2. JR Woodward says:


    I haven’t read the book, but I remember reading some articles about this. During holy week, I can’t help but think of Jesus’ words, “Eli, Eli, lama Sabachthani”, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

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