of my soul,
in Thy goodness
that Thou hast pardoned all my offenses against Thee,
and that I am now in a state of grace.
I thank Thee for it with all my heart,
and I hope
to thank Thee for all eternity.
I know that I have fallen,
because I have not had recourse to Thee when I was tempted,
to ask for holy perseverance.
For the future,
I firmly resolve to recommend myself always to Thee,
and especially when I see myself in danger
of again offending Thee.
always fly to Thy mercy,
invoking always the most holy names of Jesus
with full confidence that when I pray
Thou wilt not fail to give me the strength
which I have not of myself to resist my enemies.
This I resolve and promise to do.
But of what use, O my God,
will all these resolutions and promises be,
if Thou dost not assist me with Thy grace
to put them in practice; that is,
to have recourse to Thee in all dangers?
Ah, Eternal Father! Help me,
for the love of Jesus
and let me never omit recommending myself to Thee
whenever I am tempted.
I know that Thou dost always help me
when I have recourse to Thee;
but my fear is,
that I should forget to recommend myself to Thee,
and so my negligence will
be the cause
of my ruin,
that is, the loss of Thy grace,
the greatest evil
that can happen to me.
Ah, by the merits of Jesus
give me grace
to pray to Thee;
but grant me such an abundant grace
that I may always pray, and pray as I ought!
O my Mother Mary,
whenever I have had recourse to thee,
thou hast obtained for me the help
which has kept me from falling!
Now I come to beg of thee to obtain a still greater grace,
namely, that of recommending myself always to thy Son
and to thee in all my necessities.
My Queen, thou obtainest all thou dost desire from God
by the love thou bearest to Jesus
obtain for me now this grace
which I beg of thee, namely,
(State your intention
to pray always,
and never to cease praying till I die.
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