is to dedicate oneself to the only Heart
which does not lie,
and it is encircled with thorns.
~ Jacques Maritain
I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith!
Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love.
Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence.
Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee;
but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.
Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine;
but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it into
practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life. Amen.
From a prayer of Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ
A Most Efficacious Prayer to the Sacred Heart
Give it an increase of divine love, with the grace of final perseverance.