Give thanks to God, in every situation!
Do you feel down, and sometimes feel like your prayers aren’t being answered? Do not worry… Have faith in God. Say this prayer of Thanksgiving with the most utmost faith.
AN ACT OF THANKSGIVING
O glorious Trinity! I praise Thee and give Thee thanks for the numberless benefits Thou hast bestowed upon me.
I thank Thee, 0 Heavenly Father, for having created me to Thy own image and likeness, and for having preserved me to this day.
I thank Thee, 0 merciful Son, for having redeemed me by Thy death, and so often fed me with Thy precious body and blood.
I thank Thee, 0 Holy Spirit, for having cleansed my soul by Thy grace in holy baptism, for having called me to the true faith, and so often washed me from my sins in the sacrament of penace.
I thank Thee, O most bountiful God, for preserving me this night, and granting me this day to serve Thee. I earnestly invite all the saints of heaven and earth to join with me in praise and thanksgiving for Thy infinite goodness.
(Pause a while, and foresee the sins you are most subject to, and firmly resolve to avoid them.)
AN ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God! I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offended Thee, my God, who art all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Make a firm resolution to avoid evil, and to do good.
Adorable Jesus! Divine model of that perfection to which we should all aspire! I will endeavor this day to follow Thy example; to be mild, humble, chaste, zealous, patient, charitable and resigned. Incline my heart to keep Thy commandments.
I am resolved to watch over myself with the greatest diligence, and to live soberly, justly and piously for the time to come. I will take care of my ways, that I may not offend with my tongue.
I will turn away my eyes, that they may not see vanity, and I will be particularly attentive not to relapse this day into my accustomed failings, but to struggle against them with Thy gracious, assistance.
Enlighten my mind, purify my heart and guide my steps, that I may pass all my life in Thy Divine Service. Amen.