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St. Madeleine Sophie's Daily Prayer

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, portrait by W. Bystram

Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Give me a heart that is one with your own;

A humble heart that knows and loves its nothingness;

A gentle heart that holds and calms its own anxiety;

A loving heart that has compassion for the suffering of others;

A pure heart that recoils even at the appearance of evil;

A detached heart that longs for nothing other than the goodness of heaven;

A heart detached from self-love and embraced by the love of God,

Its attention focused on God, Its goodness its only treasure in time and in eternity.