I trust in you: strengthen my trust.
I love you: let me love you more and more.
I am sorry for my sins: deepen my sorrow.
I long for you as my last end,
I praise you as my constant helper,
And call on you as my loving protector.
Correct me with your justice,
Comfort me with your mercy,
Protect me with your power.
My words: to have you for their theme;
My actions: to reflect my love for you;
My sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory.
In the way you ask,
For as long as you ask,
Because you ask it.
Strengthen my will,
Purify my heart,
and make me holy.
And to resist temptation in the future.
Help me to rise above my human weaknesses
And to grow stronger as a Christian.
And see myself as I really am:
A pilgrim in this world,
A Christian called to respect and love
All whose lives I touch,
Those under my authority,
My friends and my enemies.
Greed by generosity,
Apathy by fervor.
And reach out toward others.
Courageous in taking risks.
Temperate in food and drink,
Diligent in my work,
Firm in my good intentions.
My conduct without fault,
My speech blameless,
My life well-ordered.
Let me cherish your love for me,
Keep your law,
And come at last to your salvation.
That my true future is the happiness of heaven,
That life on earth is short,
And the life to come eternal.
With a proper fear of judgment,
But a greater trust in your goodness.
Lead me safely through death
To the endless joy of heaven.