Sunday Reflection – 9 February – Fifth Sunday of the Year in Ordinary Time, Year A
Prayer of St. John Damascene (675-749)
Father and Doctor of the Church
God, my God, inextinguishable and invisible fire, You make Your angels flaming fire.
Out of Your inexpressible love You have given me Your divine Flesh as food and through this communion of Your immaculate Body and precious Blood, You receive me as a partaker of Your divinity.
Permeate all my body and soul, all my bones and sinews.
Consume my sins in fire.
Enlighten my soul and illumine my mind.
Sanctify my body and make Your abode in me, together with Your blessed Father and all-holy Spirit, that I may always abide in You, through the intercession of Your immaculate Mother and all Your saints.