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Friday, June 3, 2011

Prayer: John Henry Newman

God has created me to do him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do his work; I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it, if I do but keep his commandments and serve him in my calling. Therefore, my God, I will put myself without reserve in your hands. What have I in heaven, and apart from you what want I upon earth? My flesh and my heart fail, but God is the God of my heart, and my portion forever.


  1. One of my favorite prayers. The idea that Godde created me to do her some definite service... For years I wondered until I came upon this prayer.
    It still brings tears to my eyes. Godde does not create junk...
    Thank you for posting it here.

  2. Bravo! You are very right, Claire. The best way to evangelize is to live well and happily. It reveals much about our friendship with God.