O my God, Thou dost over-abound in mercy! To live by faith is my necessity. Thou hast Pronounced a blessing on it. Thou hast Said that I am more blessed it I believe in thee, than if I saw Thee. Give me to share that blessedness, give it to me in its fullness. Enable me to believe as if I saw; let me have Thee always before me as if Thou wert always bodily and sensibly present. Let me ever hold communion with thee, my hidden, but Living God.
Bl. John Henry Newman
O my God, nothing is hard or impossible to You, because Your Power is Infinite; and there is nothing that You are unwilling to do for us, for Your Mercy and Goodness also are Infinite. You have made us in Your Own Image and Likeness and You Love the Work of Your Hands. You have redeemed us by the Precious Blood of Your Only Son, in Whom we are promised everlasting life. You have bestowed upon us Your Spirit of Truth, Your Holy Catholic Church, and the Communion of Saints. In You, O Lord, are placed my Hope and my Sure Foundation, and shall never be confounded.
Catholic Prayers, 1907
O my God, with deepest faith I adore Thee, bless Thee, and worship Thee, the One True God. I love Thee and long to love Thee with all my heart, all my mind and all my strength. The Angels and Spirits who love Thee, love me too. And I love them in Thee. Therefore, let us adore Thee, God the Father, Who created us and gave us life. Let us worship Thee, Wisdom of the Father Who renewed His Likeness in us. let us bless thee, Holy Spirit, for we love in Thee and through Thee. Let us praise Thee, Most Holy Trinity, Three Persons in One God, Who makest us to live through Thee and in Thee. To Thy Likeness we are made: reshape us in Thy Image. May we love Thee in all creatures and all creatures in Thee. Amen
William of St Thierry
Lord Jesus Christ, grant that I may be free from unholy desire, and that, for Your Love, I may remain obscure and unknown in this world, to be known only to You. Do not permit me to attribute to myself the good that You perform in me and through me, but rather, referring all honour to You, may I admit only to my infirmities, so that renouncing sincerely all vainglory which comes from world, I may aspire to the true and lasting glory that comes from You. Amen
St Frances Xavier Cabrini
Oh Light of the world, Infinite God, Father of Eternity, Giver of wisdom and knowledge, and Ineffable Dispenser of every spiritual grace; Who Knowest all things before that are made, Who makest the darkness and the light; put forth Thy Hand and touch my mouth, and make it as a sharp sword to utter eloquently Thy Words. Make my tongue, O Lord, as a chosen arrow, to declare faithfully Thy Wonders. Put Thy Spirit, O Lord, in my heart that I may perceive; in my soul, that I may retain; and in my conscience that I may meditate. Do Thou Lovingly, Holily, Mercifully, Clemently and Gently inspire me with Thy Grace. Do Thou Teach, Guide and Strengthen the comings in and goings out of my senses and my thoughts. And let Thy Discipline instruct me even to the end, and Counsel of the Most High help me through Thy Infinite Wisdom and Mercy. Amen
St Anthony of Padua
Lord, let nothing disturb me, nothing affright me, all things are passing; Thou never changeth. Patient endurance attainteth to all things. Who possesseth Thee in nothing is wanting: Thou Alone, Lord, sufficeth.
St Teresa of Avila
For Final Perseverance
Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your Strength, that I may not fall so often. Stay with me, Lord, for You are my Life, and without You, I am without fervour. Stay with me, Lord, for You are my Light, and without You, I am in darkness. Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your Will. Stay with me , Lord, so that I hear Your Voice and follow You. Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and always be in Your Company. Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You. Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I wish it to be place of consolation for You, a nest of love. Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes, death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches. I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile! Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need You. Let me recognise You as Your Disciples did at the breaking of bread, so that that the Eucharistic Communion be the light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart. Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love. Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for Divine Consolation, because I do not merit it, but, the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You! Stay with me, Lord, for it is You Alone I look for: Your Love Your Grace, You r Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more. With a fir love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen
St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)