Prayer for a Busy Life

Christ has no body now, but yours.

No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.

Yours are the eyes through which

Christ looks compassion into the world.

Yours are the feet

with which Christ walks to do good.

Yours are the hands

with which Christ blesses the world.

Let nothing trouble you,

let nothing frighten you.

All things are passing;

God never changes.

Patience obtains all things.

In the Hands of God

I am Yours and born for you,

What do You want of me?

In Your hand

I place my heart,

Body, life and soul,

Deep feelings and affections mine,

Spouse – Redeemer sweet,

Myself offered now to you,

What do You want of me?

Give me, if You will, prayer;

Or let me know dryness,

An abundance of devotion,

Or if not, then barrenness.

In you alone, Sovereign Majesty,

I find my peace,

What do You want of me?

Yours I am, for You I was born:

What do You want of me?


St. Teresa of Avila is Patron of:

  • headache-sufferers
  • lacemakers
  • laceworkers
  • loss of parents
  • opposition of Church authorities
  • people in need of grace
  • people in religious orders
  • people ridiculed for their piety
  • sick people
  • Spanish Catholic writers
  • Spain
  • World Youth Day 2011
  • Berzano di Tortona, Italy
  • Diocese of Amos, Canada
  • Diocese of Avellaneda-Lanus, Argentina
  • Pozega, Croatia

For more info on St Teresa and other Catholic saints:

St Teresa of Jesus