Eternal Father, your Son has promised that you would grant
all the graces we ask of you in his name.
Trusting in this promise,
and in the name of and through the merits of Jesus Christ, I ask
of you five special graces:
First, I ask pardon for all the offenses I have committed, for
which I am sorry with all my heart, because I have offended your
Second, I ask for your divine light, which will enable me to see
the vanity of all the things of this earth, and see also your infinite
greatness and goodness.
Third, I ask for a share in your love, so that I can detach
myself from all creatures, especially from myself, and love only
your holy will.
Fourth, grant me the grace to have confidence in the merits of
Jesus Christ and in the intercession of Mary.
Fifth, I ask for the grace of perseverance, knowing that whenever
I call on you for assistance, you will answer my call and
come to my aid;
I fear only that I will neglect to turn to you in time of need,
and thus bring myself to ruin.
Grant me the grace to pray always, O Eternal Father, in the
name of Jesus.