Does our life become from day to day more painful,
more oppressive, more replete with sufferings?
Blessed be He a thousand times who desires it so.
If life be harder, love makes it also stronger,
and only this love, grounded on suffering,
can carry the Cross of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
I believe, O Lord, but strengthen my faith,
Heart of Jesus, I love Thee, but increase my love.
Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee,
but give greater vigor to my confidence.
Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee,
but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.
Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine,
but take care of my promise so that I may be able
to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.