Retreat Prayer #3

I pray you, O gentle Jesus,
having redeemed me by my baptism,
so now by your precious blood,
which is offered and received
throughout the world,
deliver me from all evils,
past, present and to come.

By your dying give me lively faith,
a firm hope and perfect charity,
so that I may love you
with all my soul and strength.

Make me firm and steadfast
in good works
and grant me perseverance
in your service
so that I may be able
to please you always.

St. Clare of Assisi (1194-1253)