FOR ALL THINGS NECESSARY
(Composed by Pope Clement XI, 1721)
O MY GOD, I believe in Thee, do Thou
strengthen my faith. All my hopes are in
Thee, do Thou secure them. I love Thee;
teach me to love Thee daily more and
more. I am sorry that I have offended
Thee; do Thou increase my sorrow.
I aspire after Thee as my last end. I give
Thee thanks as my constant benefactor;
I call upon Thee as my Sovereign
Vouchsafe, O my God, to conduct me
by Thy wisdom, to restrain me by Thy
justice, to comfort me by Thy mercy,
to defend me by Thy power.
To Thee, I desire to consecrate all my
thoughts, words, actions and sufferings
that, henceforward, I may think of Thee,
speak of Thee, refer all my actions to
Thy greater glory and suffer willingly
whatever Thou shalt appoint.
Lord, I desire that in all things Thy Will
may be done because it is Thy Will
and in the manner that Thou willest.
I beg of Thee to enlighten my understanding,
to inflame my will, to purify
my body and to sanctify my soul.
Give me strength, O my God, to expiate
my offenses, to overcome my temptations,
to subdue my passions and to
acquire the virtues proper for my
state of life.
Fill my heart with tender affection
for Thy goodness, hatred of my faults,
love of my neighbor and contempt of
May Thy grace help me to be submissive
to my superiors, respectful to
my inferiors, faithful to my friends
and charitable to my enemies.
Assist me to overcome sensuality by
mortification, avarice by almsdeeds,
anger by meekness and tepidity by
O my God, make me prudent in my
undertakings, courageous in dangers,
patient in affliction and humble in
Grant that I may be ever attentive at
my prayers, temperate at my meals,
diligent in my employments and constant
in my resolutions.
Assist me that I may continually labor
to overcome nature, to correspond with
Thy Grace, to keep Thy Commandments
and to work out my salvation.
Make me realize, O my God, the nothingness
of this world, the greatness of
Heaven, the shortness of time and the
length of eternity.
Grant that I may prepare for death;
that I may fear Thy judgments, and in
the end obtain heaven; through Jesus
Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
To PROTECT the CHURCH
O HOLY SPIRIT, Creator, be gracious to
Thy Catholic Church. By Thy Heavenly
Power, make it strong and secure against
the attacks of its enemies. Renew in
CHARITY and GRACE the spirit of Thy
servants, whom Thou hast anointed that
they may glorify Thee and the Father
and His Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ,
our Lord. Amen.
(300 days indul. once a day)