Sometimes in my trawling of ‘stuff’ on the ‘net I find some stuff which stnd out like little gems and resonate in some way with how I am feeling, or with the immediate time ahead.
Today I found this prayer which is attributed to St Ignatius of Loyola. Sometimes I am amazed how words from the 16th Century can be so moving and challenging today.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
0 good Jesus, hear me;
Within Thy wounds, hide me;
Permit me not to be separated from ‘Thee;
From the wicked foe defend me;
In the hour of my death call me,
And bid me come unto Thee,
That with all Thy saints I may praise Thee
For ever and ever.