Prayer Cycle and Prayer of the Month - February 2020

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Prayer of the Month

This little Prayer of St. Theresa of Avila is well known but it really does carry on from my little message in ‘Ashmede Patterings’ in the February 2020 edition of ‘Parish News’ and we can never repeat good prayers too often.

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you.
All things pass, God does not change,
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
No hands but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world.
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people. Amen

There is also a little poem, author unknown, based on this prayer and this may be even more familiar.

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which He looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which
He walks to do good,
Yours are the hands with which
He blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are His body.

Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which He looks
Compassion on this world,
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.