"O Thou Who hears the cries of the world, come to us."
As I grew older I loved the good God more and more, and very frequently did I offer Him my heart, using the words my mother had taught me. I strove in all my actions to please Jesus and was most watchful never to offend Him.
Great is the power of prayer - a queen, as one might say, having free access always to the King, and able to obtain whatever she asks. In order to be heard, it is not necessary to read from a book a beautiful form of prayer adapted to the circumstances; if it were so, how greatly to be pitied should I be!
The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity...
VI letter to her sister Celine
This little prayer which includes all my desires I ask you to say for me each day:
"Merciful Father, in the name of Thy sweet Jesus, of the Blessed Virgin and of the Saints,
I pray Thee that my sister be fired with Thy spirit of love, and that Thou wilt grant her the grace to make Thee greatly loved."
If God should take me soon to Himself, I ask you to continue each day this same prayer,
for in Heaven my desire will be the same as upon earth; to love Jesus and to make Him loved.
There is no artist who does not like his work praised, and the Divine Artist of souls is pleased when we do not stop at the exterior, but penetrating even to the inmost sanctuary which He has chosen for His dwelling, we admire its beauty.
Story of A Soul, Chapter IX
Divine Wisdom from a Lover of God