Friday, April 9, 2010

Such as I have, Give I thee: An Evening Prayer

Acts 3:1-8

     1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

            Lord Christ,
            You have no body on earth but ours,
            No hands but ours,
            No feet but ours.
            Ours are the eyes through which your compassion
            Must look out on the world.
            Ours are the feet by which you may still
            Go about doing good.
            Ours are the hands with which
            You bless people now.
            Bless our minds and bodies,
            That we may be a blessing to others.
                            Amen....St. Teresa of Avila

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