Lord, our God,
help us to walk with You
on the pathway of the beatitudes
and to live out Your mission
in today’s world.
Bind us to all men and women
of our time so that together
we may bring the Good News
to the ends of the earth.
Open our hearts and our Christian communities
to the needy, the afflicted, the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
and transform our lives
in the hope of the Resurrection.
This prayer we make to You
who are the living God
now and forever.
St. Luke, by Titian, first half of 16th century
Prayer to Saint Luke
Most wonderful Saint Luke,
you were animated by the Heavenly Spirit of Love.
In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus,
you also showed His Divinity
and His genuine compassion for all human beings.
May the Holy Spirit, instructor of the faithful,
help me to understand Christ’s words
and faithfully apply them in my life.
Saint Teresa of Avila’s Vision, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1614
Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you;
nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Nothing is wanting to him
who possesses God.
God alone suffices.