Loving God, we pray:
that through the glorious Apostle, Saint James,
who by reason of his fervent and generous heart was chosen by Jesus
to be witness of Christ’s glory on Mount Tabor, and agony in Gethsemane.
May James, whose very name means one who steps into the shoes of another and one who follows, help us to obtain this day the strength and compassion we need to be followers of Jesus. May St. James be our inspiration today and may we step into the shoes of Jesus and bring the gift, the treasure of God to all we meet. Amen.