Do not punish me, I beseech Thee,
by granting that which I wish or ask if it offended Thy Love, which would always live in me.
Let me die to myself, so that I may love Thee.
Let me live to Thee, Who art in Thyself, the True Life.
Dear St. Therese,
guide me in your Little Way,
so that I may ascend to the heights and happiness of Heaven.