Slideshow image

    As I prepare to go into the world,

    help me to see the sacrament in the wearing of this cloth

    let it be “outward sign of an inward grace”

    a tangible and visible way of living

    love for my neighbours, as I love myself,


    Since my lips will be covered, uncover my heart

    that people would see my smile in the crinkles around my eyes

    Since my voice may be muffled, help me to speak clearly

    not only with my words, but with my actions.

    Holy Spirit

    as the elastic touches my ears, remind me to listen carefully

    and full of care–to all those I meet

    May this simple piece of cloth be shield and banner,

    and each heart that it holds, be filled with your love.

    In your Name in that love,

    I pray

    May it be so, May it be so.