I had bookmarked this prayer by Mother Teresa to post during Advent… (and may post it then too!)… but it is such a beautiful prayer, that I felt like posting it now, several weeks before Advent begins! May the Lord indeed flood our hearts and souls with His Spirit and shine through us and spread the fragrance of life in Christ everywhere we go today!
Help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.
-The Life and Prayers of Mother Teresa (p. 67). (North, Wyatt. Wyatt North Publishing, LLC. Kindle Edition. January 2014)
[Note: this book is currently on sale this week at Amazon for 99 cents (regular price is $2.99)]