Added January 20, 2020,
this is a prayer that I have used for over fifty years,
and has guided me through many storms and sunsets and sunrises.
For me, it is the essence of spirituality and life.
Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee;
Thou only knowest what I need;
Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself.
O Father! Give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask.
I dare not ask either for crosses or consolations;
I simply present myself before Thee,
I open my heart to Thee.
Behold my needs which I know not myself;
see and do according to Thy tender mercy.
Smite, or heal;
depress me, or raise me up;
I adore all Thy purposes without knowing them;
I am silent;
I offer myself in sacrifice;
I yield myself to Thee;
I would have no other desire than to accomplish Thy will.
Teach me to pray.
Pray Thyself in me.