Our Morning Offering – 11 April – Wednesday of the Second Week of Eastertide and the Memorial of St Gemma Galgani (1878-1903)
Prayer for Forgiveness
By St Gemma Galgani (1878-1903)
My crucified God, behold me at Your feet.
Do not reject me, a poor sinner,
as I appear before You.
I have offended You much in the past, my Jesus
but in the future I resolve to sin no more.
My God, I put all my sins before You.
I have considered them and realise
they do not deserve Your pardon.
But I beg of you to cast one glance upon Your sufferings
and see how great is the worth of that Precious Blood
that flows from your veins.
My God, at this hour,
close Your eyes to my want of merit
and open them to Your infinite merits.
Since You, dear Jesus,
have been pleased to die for my sins,
grant me forgiveness for them all,
that I may no longer feel their heavy burden,
which presses me to the earth.
My Jesus, help me, for I desire to become good,
no matter what it may cost.
Take away, destroy, root out completely,
all that You find in me that may be contrary to Your holy Will.
At the same time I beg You, O Jesus,
to enlighten me, that I may be able to walk in Your holy light.