I know not what I ought to ask of Thee;
Thou only knowest what I need:
Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself.
O Father! give to Thy child that which he himself knows not how to ask.
I dare not ask for crosses or consolations,
I simply present myself before Thee,
I open my heart to Thee.
Behold my needs which I know not myself;
see and do according to Thy tender mercy.
Smite or heal; depress me or raise me up;
I adore all Thy purposes without knowing them;
I am silent; I offer myself in sacrifice;
I yield myself to Thee;
I would have no other desire than to accomplish Thy will.
Teach me to pray.
Pray Thyself in me.