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August 10, 2020

Fragrance Prayer

Saint John Henry Newman’s prayer, “Radiating Christ,” was a beloved favorite of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and her Sisters of Charity, who recited the prayer daily after Communion. They in turn inspired Tom Booth to express this prayer, almost word for word, as a gentle, guitar-driven meditation that will inspire today’s generation. To be the fragrance of Christ is the call of every disciple.

Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere that I go.
Dear Jesus, flood my soul with your spirit and your love.

Penetrate and possess my being so utterly
that all my life may only be a radiance of you.

Shine through me and be so in me
that every soul I come in contact with
may feel your presence in my soul.


The Commons is a series of unplugged interviews with the top Catholic recording artists. These are candid interviews and intimate performances by the top contemporary Catholic musicians.