Daily Prayer - Reflections of a Columban Missionary

Before the world was begun, O Lord
You had me in your mind
You gave me a place in your world, O Lord
To be gracious, forgiving and kind.

I tried and I failed and despaired, O Lord
But you raised me again and again
So I trust in your grace and your love, O Lord
To shepherd me through to the end.

You gave me a hearth and a home, O Lord
With parents to show me the way
A brother and sisters to keep me right
Whenever I tended to stray.

Your call to the priesthood was grace, O Lord
To peoples across the sea
With friendship and love to inspire me Lord
To be true to them and to You.

Every step that I take, O Lord
Every step is for you
Every breath that I breathe, O Lord
Every breath is for you.

Every beat of my heart, O Lord
Every beat is for you
So when I come to expire, O Lord
My life has been spent for you.

By Columban Fr. Michael Healy

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We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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