"Through Him, with Him and in Him"
God is my Father
MY Father in Heaven, how sweet it is to know that You
are my Father and that I am Your child!
Especially when the skies of my soul are cloudy and my cross weighs more heavily, I feel
the need to repeat to You: Father, I believe in Your love for me!
Yes, I believe that You are a Father to me at every moment of my life, and that I am Your
I believe that You love me with an infinite love!
I believe that You are watching over me night and day and that not a hair falls from my
head without Your permission!
I believe that, in Your infinite Wisdom, You know better than I what is good for me.
I believe that, in Your infinite power, You can bring good even out of evil.
I believe that, in Your infinite goodness, You make everything to the advantage of those
who love You; even under the hands of those who strike me I kiss Your hand which heals!
I believe, but increase in me faith, hope and love!
Teach me always to see Your love as my guide in every event of my life.
Teach me to surrender myself to You like a baby in its mother's arms.
Father, You know everything, You see everything, you know me better than I know myself;
You can do everything, and You love me!
My Father, since it is Your wish that we should always turn to You, I come with confidence
to ask You, together with Jesus and Mary.. (here request the favour that you desire).
For this intention, and uniting myself to their Most
Sacred Hearts, I offer You all my prayers, my sacrifices and mortifications, all my
actions, and greater faithfulness to my duties ( 1 ).
Give me the light, the grace and the power of the Holy Spirit!
Strengthen me in this Spirit, that I may never lose Him, never sadden Him and never allow
Him to become weaker in me.
My Father, I ask this in the name of Jesus, Your Son! And You, Jesus, open Your Heart and
place in it my own, and, together with Mary's, offer it to our divine Father! Obtain for
me the grace that I need!
Divine Father, call all men to Yourself. Let all the world proclaim Your fatherly goodness
and Your divine mercy!
Be a tender Father to me and protect me wherever I am, like the apple of Your eye. Make me
always a worthy son/daughter; have mercy on me!
Divine Father, sweet hope of our souls, may You be known, and loved by all men! honoured
Divine Father, infinite goodness poured out on all peoples, may You be known, honoured and
loved by all men!
Divine Father, beneficent dew of humanity, may You be known, honoured and loved by all
+ GIRARD, Vicar
Apostolic of Cairo
9 October 1935
+ JEAN, Cardinal VERDIER
[ 1 ] (If this prayer it to be recited
as a novena, add: 'I promise to be more generous, especially during these nine days, in a
given circumstance, to such and such a person....')