Offering to the Merciful Love of God – St. Therese


by St. Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face
In order to live in a perfect act of love,
I offer myself to Thy Merciful Love, as a victim of holocaust
Beseeching Thee to consume me without ceasing,
Inundating my soul with the floods of Thy infinite tenderness;
And that thus, I may become a martyr of love, O my God.

Let this martyrdom, after having prepared me to appear be Thee,
cause my death, that I may fly towards Thee in Thy eternal embrace, O Merciful Love.

I wish, O my Beloved, by each beating of my heart,
to renew this my offering an infinite number of times,
till when the shadows fade away, I may see Thee,
face to face, my Love, forevermore.  Amen.

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