That we may practice external mortification as a necessary means to give our wills more perfect control over our other faculties, and to help us to attain the freedom of the sons of God, making us more receptive to God's graces. (Art. 82)
For the conversion of sinners, and for all in affliction, temptation and agony.
For the members of our local communities in their efforts to bring the care, compassion and forgiveness of Christ to one another.
Grant this O Lord! Pour out your mercy in its fullness...Confirm us in our way...Purify us! Receive us among your faithful servants! (Paris, 8/1/1839)