Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ALL for HIM+ ...

.
Prayer of Consecration
adapted from a Brother Monk
in the Company of JESUS
(Andrew Counts)
.
O LORD GOD, Holy FATHER, Who, through the life and work of Thy Beloved SON+, my LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, has graciously brought me unto THYSELF in salvation:
.
Take, I pray THEE, all of me...
as CHRIST has made HIMSELF+ mine
in the Incarnation,
in Holy Baptism,
and Holy Communion;
.
So I make myself THINE, through HIS+ Precious Sacrifice.
.
O FATHER, cleanse me from all that is repugnant to THEE . Take from me all impurities of mind and motive. Loose me from all earthly bonds of the heart ... excepting those which serve to bind me closer to Thy SON+ and Thy purposes for me.
.
I desire HIS+ Holy Presence to be the air I breathe. Make me to desire HIS+ Word, HIS+ Body and Blood as my necessary food. May I be always and only for HIM+; And yes, HIS+ to use without having to ask my permission.
.
And LORD JESUS, may those I love know Thy+ Love, and come to love THEE+ more through my love for THEE+.
.
Thus, I bind my mind to Thy+ Mind, my thoughts to Thy+ Thoughts, my will to Thy+ Will ... for in Thy+ Light alone shall I see LIGHT.
.
May my eyes see as THOU+ seest, my ears hear as THOU+ hearest.
.
May my lips speak Thy+ words, my feet travel Thy+ paths, my touch leave behind the fingerprints of Thy+ love.
.
.
O, accept this sacrifice of myself, as poor as it is, for it is all I have. Enlarge my soul to be a reservoir of Thy+ HOLY SPIRIT, O LORD CHRIST, that I may shed abroad Thy+ Light, Thy+ Love, Thy+ Truth... and the Radiance of Thy+ Holy Name.
.
This I pray through the Name of The KING+ of kings and LORD+ of lords, the ONE+ to Whom+ every knee shall bow and tongue confess... JESUS CHRIST , our LORD.
.
+ + +

No comments: