My only wish is that my life should end in a holy manner. I tremble at the thought of having to bear pain, responsibilities, or difficulties beyond my poor capacity, but I trust in the Lord, without claiming any success or extraordinary or brilliant merit.
-St. John XXIII
Act of Hope
O Lord God, I hope by your grace for the pardon of all my sins and after life here to gain eternal happiness because you have promised it, who are infinitely powerful, faithful, kind, and merciful. In this hope I intend to live and die.