(Adapted from the Universal Prayer attributed to Pope Clement XI)
Lord, I believe in you, increase my faith.
I trust in you, strengthen my trust.
I love you, let me love you more and more.
I am sorry for my sins, deepen my sorrow.
I offer my thoughts: to be fixed on you;
my words: to have you for their theme;
my actions: to reflect my love for you;
my sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory.
I want to do what you ask of me: in the way that you ask,
for as long as you ask, because you ask it.
Lord, enlighten my understanding,
strengthen my will,
purify my heart,
and make me holy.
Help me to conquer anger with gentleness,
greed by generosity,
apathy with fervor,
help me to forget myself and reach out towards others.
Teach me to realize that this world is passing,
that my future is the happiness of Heaven,
that life on earth is short,
and the life to come eternal.
Lead me safely through the life to the endless joys of eternity. Amen.