Lord God, I come from dust and to dust I shall return. You, however, existed before all time, and every creature takes its being from you. You formed me in my mother’s womb with infinite care, and you watch over me tenderly. I hope you will embrace my soul at my death to carry me home to heaven to be with you forever. Thank you for looking upon me and blessing me with your love. Take my love in return. I humbly offer you all that I am.
Lord Jesus, I ask you for the courage to continue to follow your call to
holiness. Help me to know where it is you want me to become more like
you, and give me the strength to form myself into the saint of which you
have always dreamed. Mother Mary, I entrust my spiritual life into your