Praying with the Foyers de Charité
Text by Marthe Robin on prayer
It is not only light, but also warmth and life.
Prayer is the perfume that allures,
the freshness that captivates,
the lover that draws you near,
the grace that intoxicates and the sweetness that delights.
If the soul is sad, it raises it up.
If it is sleeping, it wakes it.
If it is joyful, it moderates it.
If it is in darkness, it is the divine ray of light that gently descends upon it to carry it off in God.”
I choose you today, O Mary
in the presence of the angels and saints in heaven
for my Mother and my Queen. I give and consecrate to you,
in obedience and love,
my body and my soul,
all I am and all I have
and all the good I may do,
past, present and future,
and all that belongs to me
entirely at your service
for the greater glory of God
in time and in eternity.
Saint Louis-Marie Grignion of Montfort
O beloved Mother
O beloved Mother, you know the ways of holiness and love so well, teach us to often raise our minds and hearts to the Trinity, fixing our respectful and affectionate attention on the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
And since you guide us along the path to eternal life, stay close to us poor pilgrims, open your arms to us, turn your merciful eyes towards us, bring your clarity to us, cover us with your sweetness, take us into light and love, and always help us go a step further and higher into the splendours of heaven.
May our peace remain undisturbed and may the thought of God be always on our minds. May every new minute take us deeper into the depths of your venerable mystery until the day that our fully blossomed souls, illuminated by divine union, will see all things in the eternal Love and Unity.