Be Close to Us, Lord Print
Written by Sherry   
Thursday, 03 December 2009 07:43
From Morning Prayer for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier:

Christ is the wisdom and power of God and he delights to be with the sons of men. Trustingly let us call on him:
Be close to us, Lord.

Lord Jesus Christ, you called us to your kingdom of light:
make us live our lives rightly, pleasing God in all things.
– Be close to us, Lord.

You stand among us, unrecognised by the world:
show your face to mankind.
– Be close to us, Lord.

You are closer to us than we are to ourselves:
keep strong in our hearts the trusting hope of salvation.
– Be close to us, Lord.

You are the spring from which holiness flows:
let us be holy and unstained on the day when you come again.
– Be close to us, Lord.