A Gift for Jesus

Adoration of the Magi by Murillo

Lord Jesus,
I give you my hands to do your work,
I give you my feet to go your way,
I give you my eyes to see as you do.
I give you my tongue to speak your words,
I give you my mind that you may think in me,
I give you my spirit that you may pray in me.
Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in me, your Father, and all mankind.
I give you my whole self that you may grow in me, so that it is you, Lord Jesus, who live and work and pray in me. I hand over to your care, Lord, my soul and body, my mind and thoughts, my prayers and hopes, my health and work, my life and
my death, my parents and my family, my friends and my neighbours, my country and all men. Today and always.

by Lancelot Andrewes (1648)


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