February 5 St. Agatha

In the old Law, God would accept no victim as a holocaust if it had not first been flayed; in like manner, our hearts can never be immolated and sacrificed to God until they have been stripped of the old skin of their habits, inclinations, repugnances and superfluous affections.

-St. Francis de Sales

 

Prayer of Self-Offering to God

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me. I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your Will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough and will desire nothing more.

Amen.