O my God
and my all,
in Thy goodness and mercy,
grant that before I die
I may regain all the graces
which I have lost through my carelessness and folly.
Permit me to attain the degree of merit
to which Thou didst desire to lead me,
and which I failed by my unfaithfulness to reach.
Mercifully grant also that others regain the graces
which they have lost through my fault.
This I humbly beg through the merits
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and Immaculate Virgin Mary.
For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build ... continue reading
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