Lord, take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say;
And keep me out of Your way.
Fr. Mychal F. Judge, O.F.M.
5/11/33 — 9/11/01
Mychal Judge, OFM, an Irish-American Franciscan and chaplain to the New York Fire Department, is the first listed casulty of the 9/11 attack on the Twins Towers in 2001.
He prayed this prayer daily; it was a guide to his approach to his pastoral ministry, a ministry rich in life-giving compassion.