lovable Lord Jesus, who didst become a little Child for us and willed
to be born in a stable to deliver us from the darkness of sin, to draw
us to Thee and to inflame us with Thy holy love, we adore Thee as our
Creator and Redeemer, we bow before Thee and desire Thee to be our King
and sovereign Lord, and we offer Thee, as a tribute, all the affections
of our poor hearts.
Dear Jesus, our Lord and our God, vouchsafe to accept this offering,
and that it may be less unworthy of Thee, pardon our sins, enlighten
and inflame us with that holy fire which Thou didst bring upon earth to
kindle in our hearts. May our souls thus become an altar on which to
offer to Thee the sacrifice of our mortifications and may we ever seek
Thy greater glory here below so that one day we may come to enjoy Thy
infinite beauty in Heaven. Amen.