O thou, who has so loved my soul, make me a lover of souls. Fill me with an unwearied, unclaimative love, of keen perception and strong fiber, that shall help others to do and be their best. Help me to be an advocate for the absent, and cast out from me the dumb spirit of nervousness or self-absorption, which hinders me from showing the love I feel. Heal my heart of all uncontrolled affection, that being inwardly cured and thoroughly cleansed, I may be made fit to love, steady to persevere. Let no sickness or cross accident, no employment or weariness, make me ungracious to those about me, but in all things make me like unto thy Holy Jesus.