I Have a Mission (Cardinal Newman’s Prayer)

Here is a beautiful prayer written by Blessed John Henry Newman who was a Roman Catholic Priest and Cardinal who converted to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism. This prayer reminds us that we have been created by God for a specific mission – to serve God in all that we do. We need to answer God’s call in our lives. Our future is unknown but we need to pray to God to live our lives for his glory.

Oh My God, you have created me do some definite service. You have committed some work to me that you have not committed to another. I have my mission; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. I will trust you, whatever, wherever I am. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve you. If I am in perplexity, my perplexity may serve you.

 If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve you. You do nothing in vain. You know what you are about. Though friends be taken away, though I feel desolate, though my spirits sink, though my future is hidden from me, yet I will trust you, for you know what you are about. I ask not so much to see as to be used: through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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