Prayer to God the Father
By Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
I offer unto Thee the infinite satisfaction
which Jesus rendered to Thy justice
on behalf of sinners upon the tree of the Cross;
and I pray that Thou wouldst make the merits of His Precious Blood
available to all guilty souls
to whom sin has brought death;
may they rise again to the life of grace
and glorify Thee for ever.
I offer Thee the fervent devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
in satisfaction for the lukewarmness and cowardice of Thy chosen people,
imploring Thee by the burning love
which made Him suffer death,
that it may please Thee to rekindle their hearts
now so lukewarm in Thy service,
and to set them on fire with Thy love,
that they may love Thee for ever.
I offer Thee the submission of Jesus to Thy will,
and I ask of Thee,
through His merits,
the fullness of all grace
and the accomplishment of all Thy holy will.
Blessed be God!