Aspirations

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By "aspirations," I mean short, heartfelt, often repeated prayers that help us cope with difficulties.

St. Philip Neri
As soon as a man feels that he is tempted, he should fly to God, and devoutly utter that petition which the fathers of the desert so much esteemed:
  • Deus in adjutorium meum intende; Domine ad adjuvandum me festina: "God, come to my assistance; Lord, make haste to help me."
  • Cor mundum crea in me Deus: "A clean heart create in me, O God."
  • "My Jesus, mercy!"
  • "I love you, Jesus, my love."
  • "Jesus, I trust in you."
  • "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner."
  • "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph."
  • "I adore you, O Christ, and I bless you, because by your Holy Cross you are redeeming me."
  • "My Lord and my God."
  • "Wash me, Lord, from my iniquity; cleanse me from my sin" (Ps 51:2).

An English Litany

Dear Mary, teach me to:

- want Jesus,
- seek Jesus,
- call Jesus,
- find Jesus,
- know Jesus,
- love Jesus,
- choose Jesus,
- serve Jesus,
- take Jesus,
- eat Jesus,
- drink Jesus,
- sense Jesus,
- taste Jesus,
- touch Jesus,
- breathe Jesus,
- hold Jesus,
- hug Jesus,
- sing Jesus,
- hear Jesus,
- think Jesus,
- speak Jesus,
- preach Jesus,
- praise Jesus,
- thank Jesus,
- bless Jesus,
- bring Jesus,
- give Jesus,
- keep Jesus,
- share Jesus,
- trust Jesus.

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