PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL UNION WITH JESUS
Taken from THE THREE AGES OF THE INTERIOR LIFE
Fr. R. Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
Father Mary John Joseph Lataste, O.P., founder of the Œuvre des Réhabilitées de Bethanie, without knowing the prayer of St. Nicholas of Flue, ... composed the following very similar prayer:
"O my Jesus, how I love Thee! Give Thyself to me and give me to Thyself! Identify me with Thyself; may my will be Thine! Incorporate me in Thee, that I may live only in Thee and for Thee! May I spend for Thee all that I have received from Thee, keeping nothing for myself! May I die to everything for Thee! Grant that I may win souls for Thee! Souls, O my Jesus, souls."
THE LOVE OF JESUS CRUCIFIED AND OF MARY IN THE UNITIVE WAY