… Prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo
Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You,
And desire nothing save only You.
Let me hate myself and love You.
Let me do everything for the sake of You.
Let me humble myself and exalt You.
Let me think of nothing except You.
Let me die to myself and live in You.
Let me accept whatever happens as from You.
Let me banish self and follow You,
And ever desire to follow You.
Let me fly from myself and take refuge in You,
That I may deserve to be defended by You.
Let me fear for myself, let me fear You,
And let me be among those who are chosen by You.
Let me distrust myself and put my trust in You.
Let me be willing to obey for the sake of You.
Let me cling to nothing save only to You,
And let me be poor because of You.
Look upon me, that I may love You.
Call me that I may see You,
And for ever enjoy You.

… Prayer of Fr. John Schneider to Our Lady
Oh Virgin Mary, with the highest reverence and humbleness I hurry to fall to Your feet and praise You as a daughter of God the Father, as the Virgin Mother of the Son of God, as the most venerable Bride of the Holy Spirit. Today I offer You in sacrifice my soul and my body, all my actions, sufferings, fears and shortcomings, as well as the end of my life. Oh admirable Mother, embrace me and hold to Your heart and do not reject unworthy sighs of my heart, and put away all my wicked desires, so that I can strengthen in faith, hope and love and receive from You all that it desires. Graciously give what I am askig for if it’s for a greater honor and glory of You and Your beloved Son. Oh Mother, please listen to my pleading requests, and when heard comfort me with Your immense consolation, so that I deserve Your grace, and could worship and praise You with all the Saints forever and ever. Amen