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I adore Thee as my first beginning,

I aspire after Thee as my last end,

I give Thee thanks as my constant Benefactor,

I call upon Thee as my Sovereign Protector,

Vouchsafe, O my God,

To conduct me by Thy wisdom,

Restrain me by Thy Justice,

Comfort me by Thy Mercy,

Defend me by Thy power.

To Thee I desire to consecrate

All my thoughts, words, actions and sufferings,

That henceforth I may think of Thee,

Speak of Thee,

Willingly refer all my actions to

Thy Greater Glory,

And suffer willingly

Whatever Thou shalt appoint.

Lord, I desire that in all things

Thy will may be done,

Because it is Thy Will,

And in the manner Thou willest,

I beg of Thee to enlighten my understanding,

Inflame my will,

Purify my body, sanctify my soul,

And make me acquire the virtues proper for my state.

Fill my heart

With a tender affection for Thy Goodness,

Hatred for my faults,

Love for my neighbours

And compassion for the world.

Let me always remember

To be submissive to my superiors,

Condescending to my inferiors,

Faithful to my friends,

And charitable to my enemies.

Assist me

To overcome sensuality by mortification,

Avarice by alms deed,

Anger by meekness,

And Trepidation by devotion.

O, my God, make me prudent in my undertakings,

Courageous in danger, patient in affliction,

And humble in prosperity.