Petition Before the Blessed Sacrament
Believing all that Thou,
hast in any way revealed to us
--grieving for all my sins,
offenses, and negligences
--hoping in Thee,
who wilt never let me be confounded
--thanking Thee for this supreme gift,
and for all the gifts of Thy goodness
--loving Thee, above all in this sacrament of Thy love
--adoring Thee in this deepest mystery of Thy condescension:
I lay before Thee all the wounds and wants of my poor soul,
and ask for all that I need and desire.
But I need the grace to use well Thy graces,
the possession of Thee by grace in this life,
and the possession of Thee forever in the eternal kingdom of Thy glory.