O All-wise and All-gracious Lord, Our Saviour, Who didst enlighten all
the ends of the world by the radiance of Thy Coming, and Who didst call
us into Thy Holy Church through the promise of the inheritance of incorruptible
and eternal good! Graciously look down on us, Thy worthless servants, and
remember not our iniquities, but according to Thy infinite mercies forgive
all our sins. For though we transgress Thy holy will, we do not deny Thee,
Our God and Saviour. Against Thee alone
do we sin, yet Thee alone do we serve, in Thee alone do we believe,
to Thee alone do we come, and Thy servants only do we wish to be. Remember
the infirmity of our nature and the temptations of the adversary and the
worldly enticements and seducements which surround us on all sides,
and against which, according to Thy word, we can do nothing without Thy
help. Cleanse us and save us! Enlighten our minds that we may firmly believe
in Thee, our only Saviour and Redeemer! Inspire our hearts that we may
wholly love Thee, our only God and Creator! Direct our steps that we may
unstumblingly walk in the light of Thy commandments! Yea, our Lord and
Creator, show us Thy great and abundant kindness, and make us live all
the days of our life in holiness and truth, that at the time of Thy glorious Second
Coming, we may be worthy to hear Thy gracious call into Thy Heavenly Kingdom.
Grant us, Thy sinful and unprofitable servants, to receive Thy Kingdom,
and that in the enjoyment of its ineffable beauty, we may ever glorify
Thee, together with Thy Eternal Father and Thy Ever-living Divine Spirit
to the ages of ages. Amen.
Sweetest Lord Jesus, strong Son of God, Who didst shed Thy precious
Blood and die for love of my love, I am ready to die for love of Thy love.
Sweetest Jesus, my Life and my All, I love and adore Thee. Thee only do
I wish for my Spouse, as Thou dost wish me for Thy bride. I give myself
to Thee. I surrender myself to Thee. O Jesus, Thou Whose heart is ever
turned to me, heal my heart, that I may feel the sweetness of Thy love,
that I may taste no sweetness but Thee, seek no love but Thee, love no
beauty but Thee. I have no desire but to please Thee and to do Thy will.
Teach me to repent, and to take up the Cross daily and follow Thee with
joy. Teach me to pray with faith and love. Thyself pray in me, that with
Thee I may love my enemies and pray for them. Jesus, Thou art life in my
death, strength in my weakness, light in my darkness, joy in my sorrow,
courage in my faint heartedness, peace in my agitation, obedience in my
prayer, glory in my dishonour, and deliverance from my dishonour. Glory
and thanks to Thee Jesus my Saviour and Healer. Amen.