Prayer for the New Year


O my God, bless my resolutions.
I dedicate myself to your love for the rest of my life:
repentant love, stirred up by meditation on your Passion;
grateful love, sustained by consideration
of the divine blessings and all the special graces
—so numerous and often so extraordinary—
that I have received;
confident love in Jesus and Mary,
shown by a complete abandonment to divine Providence;
devoted loved, to be expressed in fidelity to my Rule,
to the duties of my state in life,
and to the inspirations of grace. 

Help me, O my Savior,
to love you and to make you loved,
that you may find your rest and your joy in our houses.


Prayer written by Fr. Leo John Dehon after making the month-long Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.