If God is well pleased so long as we do not deny his ordinances, what supreme pleasure we must afford Him when we accept His will with cheerfulness in sufferings that touch our own person….Afflictions and the cauterization of the flesh burn away the rust of sin and perfect the life of the just.
-St. Anselm of Canterbury
Prayer for Perseverance
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, living and life-giving fountain of eternal life, infinite treasure of the Divinity, and glowing furnace of love, You are my refuge and my sanctuary. O adorable and glorious Savior, consume my heart with the burning fire that ever inflames Your Heart. Pour down on my soul the graces that flow from Your love. Let my heart be so united with Yours that our wills may be one, and mine may in all things be conformed to Yours. May Your Will be the rule both of my desires and of my actions.