Amen, amen, I say to you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John xiv, 13.)
I. Our Father, who art in heaven, in the heaven of the Eucharist, to Thee who is seated on that throne of grace and love, be honor, benediction, glory, and power forever and ever!
II. Hallowed he Thy name, first in us, by Thy spirit of humility, obedience, and charity! Then may we, full of devotedness and humility, make Thee known, loved, and adored by all in Thy Eucharist.
III. Thy kingdom come, Thy kingdom Eucharistic Reign alone and forever over us by the empire of Thy love, by the triumph of Thy virtues over our defects, by the dominion of grace and Eucharistic vocation! Grant us the grace and the mission of Thy holy love that, all-powerful, we may preach, extend, spread everywhere Thy Eucharistic reign, that thereby it may be given us to fulfil the desire Thou did express in these words, "I am come to bring fire upon the earth; and what will I but that it be enkindled?" O that we may be the igniters of this heavenly fire!
IV. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Grant that all our joy may consist in thinking by Thee alone, in desiring by Thee alone, in willing by Thee alone! Always and in all things, may we, renouncing self, find light and life only in obedience to Thy will, ever good, pleasing, and perfect! As to the condition and progress of our Eucharistic Congregation, I will what Thou dost will; I will it, because Thou dost will it; I will it as You will it; I will it as much as You will it! Destroy every desire, every thought not purely from Thee, in Thee, and for Thee!
V. Give this day our daily bread. Lord Jesus, who did daily rain manna in the desert for the needs of Thy people, who did will to be the sole share and inheritance of the Levites, who did bequeath Thy divine poverty to Thine Apostles, we desire Thee in all things to be our Treasurer and Provider. We choose Thee as such. Do Thou Thyself be our food and our clothing, our treasure and our glory, our remedy in sickness and our protection against our enemies. We promise Thee not to receive, not even to desire anything from human favor. We want nothing from the friendship of the world. Thou alone will be all to us, and creatures nothing. From men we desire nothing but the cross and forgetfulness.
VI. Forgive us our trespasses. Forgive, O Lord Jesus, the sins of my youth! Forgive the sins committed in my holy vocation that with a pure heart and a quiet conscience, I may less unworthily venture to approach Thy holy altar, to serve Thee purely, and to deserve to praise Thee with the angels and saints! Forgive, O Lord, the wrongs that they do us; avenge not those that oppose us, calumniate us, persecute us! Render to them good for evil, grace for crime, love for hate! And we forgive those that trespass against us. Yes, with our whole heart, with true charity, with our whole soul, and with the simplicity of children, we desire truly and freely to procure for them as for ourselves all the gifts of Thy love.
VII. And lead us not into temptation. Remove from Thy Eucharistic family false, deceitful, and impure vocations! Never permit this poor and humble little Congregation to fall into the hands of a proud and ambitious, or of a hard and passionate man! Deliver not to perverse and ferocious beasts souls that hope in Thee alone! Preserve Thy Eucharistic family from every scandal! Keep it pure from vice, free from the servitude of the world, unknown to the world, that it may find all its joy in serving Thee in holiness, liberty, peace, and tranquillity. Deliver us from the proud and impure demon, from the sower of discord. Deliver us from the cares and solicitudes of this life, in order that we may consecrate, with a pure heart and a free mind, all that we have and all that we are to Thy Eucharistic service. Deliver us from false brethren lest they crush this little Society still in its infancy; from the worldly wise, lest they corrupt the simplicity of our spirit; from proud scholars, lest they provoke Thy anger; from weak and effeminate men, lest they relax the vigor of holy discipline and the fervor of virtue; from inconstant and double-dealing men, lest they impose upon our simplicity.
In Thee, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped! I shall not be confounded forever. Thou alone art good, Thou alone art powerful. Thou alone art eternal! To Thee alone be honor and glory, love and thanksgiving forever and ever!