I beg You to recover me!
I beg You, O my dear Saviour, to recover me!  Your grace alone can do it.  I cannot save myself, I cannot recover my lost ground.  I cannot turn to You, I cannot please You, or save my soul without You.  I shall go from bad to worse, I shall fall from You entirely, I shall quite harden myself against my neglect of duty, if I rely on my own strength.  I shall worship some idol of my own framing instead of You, the only true God and my Maker, unless You hinder it by Your grace.  O my dear Lord, hear me! . . . I wish to be Your good servant.  I wish to sin no more.  Be gracious to me, and enable me to be what I know I ought to be.  Amen. 

                                                                  Cardinal Newman