PRAYER AND PRAYERS
In patience you will possess your souls. So that we do not lose faith, let us pray without intermission: let us pray until we obtain.
Those who ask receive, those who seek find, and those who beat will be open. In prayer we find strength, consolation, tranquility, the remedy for the diseases of the soul, relief for those of the body.
This is the great secret of doing everything right: to pray and pray with abandonment in that Lord who prays, and to pray unceasingly.
With jaculatory prayers, short invocations that rise from the heart, they help us to keep our heart united to God during the day. The more we remain united to God, the more generous He will be in grace and spiritual gifts. The Founding Father has transmitted to us with richness the outpourings of his heart; we find them scattered here and there in his writings, also indicated with the date. Here are some examples:
FATHER, AS YOUR DIVINE SON WOULD PRAY IN ME, SO I WANT TO PRAY TO YOU.
FATHER, YOU SEE THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL, MAKE ME GOOD.
O MY GOD, YOU WHO KNOW EVERYTHING … I PUT MYSELF IN YOUR HANDS.
FATHER, GIVE ME THE GOOD. I AM CREATED FOR GOOD: GIVE ME GOOD.
YOU ARE THE GOOD; I DO NOT HAVE THE STRENGTH TO BUY YOU BUT YOU COMMUNICATE TO ME.
FATHER, FOR YOUR DIVINE SON CRUCIFIED FOR ME, PIETÀ MISERICORDIA
O MY GOD, YOU WHO KNOW EVERYTHING … I PUT MYSELF IN YOUR HANDS
MY FATHER, GIVE ME WHAT IS CONVENIENT FOR ME, GIVE ME EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF GOOD
MAKE YOURSELVES KNOWN, O MY GOD, COMMUNICATE YOUR NATURE TO MINE, SO THAT I CAN DO WHAT YOU DO, AND WANT WHAT YOU WANT