Monday, November 24, 2014

Accept my heart as an altar

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Daily, daughters, seek to offer your hearts to the Lord.  Set afire by the thought of His Cross, let your hearts be consumed with love for Him and offer upon them the sacrifice of your prayers and frequent mortifications.

O Jesus, my Love, may my heart be consumed in loving Thee; make me humble and holy; give me childlike simplicity; transform me into thy holy love. O Jesus, life of my life, joy of my soul, God of my heart, accept my heart as an altar, on which I will sacrifice to Thee the gold of ardent charity, the incense of continual, humble, and fervent prayer, and the myrrh of constant mortification! Amen.

St. Paul of the Cross