God, you have created me
to do you some definite service:
You have committed some work to me
which you have not committed to another.
I have my mission –
I may never know it in this life,
but I shall be told in the next.
Somehow I am necessary for your purposes:
as necessary as an Archangel in his.
I have a part in the great work;
I am a link in a chain,
a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for nothing.
I shall do good, I shall do his work;
I shall be an angel of peace,
A preacher of truth in my own place.
Deign to fulfill your high purposes in me.
I am here to serve you, to be yours
to be your instrument.


(This prayer is adapted from the meditation written by John Henry Cardinal Newman)

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