Let me be with you

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In my prayers, dear Jesus, I am with you wholly.
If I meditate on the cross, I suffer with you.
If I meditate on the resurrection, I rise with you.
So daily I die and rise.

If I walk with you along the hot and dusty roads,
   I become hot, sweaty, tired, as you surely did.
If I hear you preach, my ears tingle with excitement,
   and my heart is pierced by the sharpness of you words.
If I watch you heal people, I can feel your touch,
   so my own body trembles at your power.

Let me walk with you during every minute of my life,
Let me constantly by inspired by you words,
Let me daily be renewed by your power,
That I may die to sin and rise to perfect righteousness.

Gemma Galgani, 1878 – 1903, Italian mystic


Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk
in the same way in which he walked.

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