Dawn of Life,
Dawn of Love,
We greet you.
Bless us this day,
And bless all we meet:
The grieving friend,
The laughing child,
The stranger on the corner.
Fill our hearts with your light
And let that light shine through us,
Bringing friendship and hope,
Peace and presence.
We are yours.
—Beth A. Richardson, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings (Upper Room Books, 2016)
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[Jesus said,] “‘I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.'”
—Matthew 25:36 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
—Excerpt from a prayer attributed to Saint Patrick
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Reign of Christ
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