Lord, I believe: I wish to believe in Thee.

Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in Thee.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume
to be based on the experience of my thought and of my 
feeling;
but let it surrender to the testimony of the Holy Spirit,
and not have any better guarantee than in docility to 
Tradition
and to the authority of the magisterium of the Holy Church.

Amen.