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A completely hand drawn illustration of a favorite prayer of Mother Teresa (originally written by John Henry Cardinal Newman), this is a beautiful prayer appropriate for any Christian, at any time. Masterfully done by illustrator/artist Monica Welch in Round Rock, Texas.
The text reads:
"Dear Jesus, Let me spread Your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly,
that my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me, and be so in me, that every soul I come in contact with
may feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!
Stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as You shine,
so to shine as to be a light for others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from You, none of it will be mine;
It will be You, shining on others through me.
Let me then praise You the way You love best,
by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but
by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do,
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears for You. Amen.”
Drawn using India ink pens and watercolors on cold press water color paper.
The prints are each 8 x 10 and are double framed vertically in a beautifully matted white shadow-box frame. It is printed on bright white, acid free, 100# paper. Each print is signed by the artist.