Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Give us 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.
(prayer of St Madeleine Sophie Barat)