Lord Jesus

I come before you at the beginning of this day.

I gaze at your face.

I look upon your side. Pierced by a lance on the cross.

Your wounded heart speaks to me of God’s love.

Poured out for us.

Take Lord, and receive my heart today.

Take the words of love and faith that I will speak today.

And the works of justice that I will do.

Take Lord, all my joys and sufferings for today.

At the end of the day place me with Mary, your mother.

And for her sake take me into your heart tonight when I go to sleep.


From the Book of Prayers by Jesuits.