Saturday, October 10, 2009
"Encouraged by this remembrance of the blessings of God and filled with confidence, the soul then makes its petitions. It prays for itself, begging God to have pity on its weakness and misery, telling Him of its sincere desire to belong entirely to Him and surrendering itself to all of God's designs. It prays for those who are dear to it, for the Church, for the Holy Father, for priests, for the conversion of sinners and unbelievers, for the spiritual and temporal needs which one has at heart; asking, in short that the name of God may be sanctified, that His kingdom may come, and His will be accomplished.
The soul unites its prayer with those of Christ, who continually offers for us His satisfactions and His merits and those of His Mother Mary."
-- The Spirit and Prayer of Carmel by Fr François Jamart, ocd