Our Morning Offering – 4 November – The Memorial of St Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)
I am Your Instrument, Lord
By St Charles Borromeo
You have generously made known
to human beings the mysteries of
Your life through Jesus Christ Your Son,
in the Holy Spirit.
Enlighten my mind to know these mysteries
which Your Church treasures and teaches.
Move my heart to love them
and my will to live in accord with them.
Give me the ability to teach this Faith to others,
without pride, without ostentation
and without personal gain.
Let me realise that I am simply Your instrument,
for bringing others to the
knowledge of the wonderful things
You have done for all Your creatures.
Help me to be faithful to the task,
that You have entrusted to me.