Teach me, my Lord,
to be serene and gentle in all the events of life,
in the thoughtfulness of others,
in the insincerity of those, I trusted,
in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.
Let me put myself aside
to think of the happiness of others,
to hide my personal pains and heartaches
so that they may not diminish the joy of others.
As I go my rounds from one duty to another,
let me, from time to time,
turn my attention to you;
help me to be aware of your continual presence
by my side, to listen to your continual presence
by my side, to listen to you discerningly
and to respond to you faithfully.
May my life become permeated with your spirit.
May it remain strong in its purpose
of following you,
and become full of power for good
to the great consolation
of your divine heart
and the edification of your people. Amen.