THAT WE MAY BE FAITHFUL
Thou who in our earliest childhood hast received our promise, Thou to whom at baptism we gave our promise of faithfulness, Father in Heaven, grant that throughout our life we do not forget our promise, our engagement, that we do not forget to come to Thy wedding, whatever excuses we might find, these pretexts are indifferent things; the decisive thing for us would be that we didn’t come to the wedding.
HOLD NOT OUR SINS
Father in Heaven! Hold not our sins up against us but hold us up against our sins, so that the thought of Thee when it wakens in our soul, and each time it wakens, should not remind us of what we have committed but of what Thou didst forgive, not of how we went astray but of how Thou didst save us!
TO KNOW THY WILL
Father in Heaven! Reawaken conscience within our breast. Bend the ear of our spirit to Thy voice, so that we may perceive Thy will for us in its clear purity as it is in Heaven, pure of our false worldly wisdom, unstifled by the voice of passion; keep us vigilant so that we may work for our salvation with fear and trembling; oh, but grant us also that when the Law speaks most strongly, when its seriousness fills us with dread, when the thunder booms from Sinai – Oh, grant that we may hear also a gentle voice murmuring to us that we are Thy children, so that we will cry with joy, Abba, Father!
This we ask in the strong name of the Son of God, Jesus the Christ,