I adore You as my true God,
the Father and God
I adore You and unite myself to the adoration
You receive from the angels
I give You my heart
and I offer my ardent thanksgiving
for all the grace
which You never cease to bestow on me.
O Giver of all supernatural
who filled the soul
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of God, with such immense favors,
I beg You to visit me with Your grace
and Your love and to grant me the gift of holy fear,
so that it may act on me as a check to prevent me
from falling back into my past sins,
for which I beg pardon.
Grant me the gift of piety,
so that I may serve You for the future with increased fervor,
follow with more promptness Your holy inspirations,
and observe your divine precepts with greater fidelity.
Grant me the gift of knowledge,
so that I may know the things of God
enlightened by Your holy teaching, may walk,
without deviation, in the path of eternal salvation.
Grant me the gift of fortitude,
so that I may overcome courageously all the assaults of the devil,
and all the dangers of this world which threaten the salvation
of my soul.
Grant me the gift of counsel,
so that I may choose what is more conducive to my spiritual advancement
and may discover the wiles and snares of the tempter.
Grant me the gift of understanding,
so that I may apprehend the divine mysteries
and by contemplation
of heavenly things detach my thoughts
and affections from the vain things of this miserable world.
Grant me the gift of wisdom,
so that I may rightly direct all my actions,
referring them to God
as my last end;
so that, having loved Him and served Him in this life,
I may have the happiness
of possessing Him eternally in the next.
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Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celbrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. continue reading
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