Friday

May Christ be the Light of Our Life

I thought that this was a beautiful prayer from "Christian Prayer", the liturgy followed by Catholics all over the world. I hope it is your prayer as well. The italicized words represent a response said by the people. 

The Gathering of the Manna, c. 1460-1470.
"God the Father has given us his Son for the resurrection of his people. Let us turn with confidence to the Father, and say:

"May the Lord Jesus be our very life.

"As a pillar of fire, you lighted the way for your people in the desert, 

"through his resurrection may Christ be today the light of our life.

"Through the voice of Moses you taught your people from the mountain,

"through his resurrection may Christ be today the light of our life.

"You fed your pilgrim people with your gift of manna,

"through his resurrection may Christ be today the light of our life.

"You gave your people water from the rock,

"through his resurrection may Christ be today the light of our life."

Resurrection of Christ by Noel Coypel, 1700, using a hovering depiction of Jesus.