Behold me at Thy feet, O Jesus
behold the most wretched of creatures,
who comes into Thy presence humbled and penitent!
Have mercy on me, O Lord,
according to Thy great mercy!
I have sinned and my sins are always before Thee.
Yet my soul
belongs to Thee,
for Thou hast created it,
and redeemed it with Thy Precious Blood.
Ah, grant that Thy redeeming work be not in vain!
Have pity on me;
give me tears of true repentance;
pardon me for I am Thy child;
pardon me as Thou didst pardon the penitent thief;
look upon me from Thy throne
and give me Thy blessing.
I believe in God...
By this holy water and by Your Precious Blood, wash away all my sins, O Lord.
St. Theresa of Avila on holy water: "From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy ... continue reading
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