In the darkness, Jesus, I reach out to You.
If I languish in the land of the living, it is only the hem of Your robe I need; and, if I die, it is only Your touch, which You promise, that will stir me from slumber. Jesus, help me this day to have courage, to be filled with hope, to reach out to others who are frightened or alone — not only with the Gospel but with the incarnate touch of Your Holy Spirit. May compassion be in my heart, justice in my mind, and charity evident in the work of my hands. Where I am this day, O Christ, may You come and be present: my heart, my mind, my hands administering Your healing balm in the world. Jesus, living Christ, touch me and grant me life, through service, to Your glory! Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps