Anoint me

Lord, anoint my head
so that all my thoughts
come from the fount of your being,
to fill me with grace and peace.

Anoint my eyes
so that I can clearly discern
your presence and providence.

Anoint my ears
so that I can hear
the cries of the poor
around me and the whispering of your word.

Anoint my lips
so that I may proclaim the good news of your mission
and the significance of Jesus Christ your Son.

Anoint my hands
to help heal many broken lives.
So that I can do good,
and bring hope to the desperate.

Anoint my feet
to walk your way,
run and never get tired, stand firm for justice without fear!

Anoint my heart
with warmth, compassion and genuine generosity
for all those in need.

Anoint my spirit
for mission, so that I my hand can reach
outside and within the heart of the whole wounded world.

Anoint me for service
so that I can have the courage to respond,
with all my being, to the daily demands of your grace.

O God, Father and Mother of Creation, source of all life,
by the maternal force of your Spirit,
make our work fruitful
in the following of your Son Jesus
and bless us now and always. Amen!

Original in Portuguese in the book “Orações Vocacionais e Missionárias”
Missionárias Servas do Espírito Santo – Brasil


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