Become his living body

Daily Reading for September 16 • The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

O eternal God,

Turn us into the arms and hands,

The legs and feet

Of your beloved Son, Jesus.

You gave birth to him in heaven

Before the creation of the earth.

You gave birth to us on earth,

To become his living body.

Make us worthy to be his limbs,

And so worthy to share

In his eternal bliss.

A prayer of Hildegard of Bingen, quoted in 2000 Years of Prayer, compiled by Michael Counsell. Copyright © 1999. Used by permission of Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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