Prayer to the Blessed Trinity

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity in October of 1906, a few weeks before her death

O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me to utterly forget myself so that I may establish myself in Thee, as changeless and serene as though my soul were already in eternity. Let nothing disturb my peace or separate me from Thee, O my Immutable One, but at every moment may I penetrate more deeply into the depths of Thy Mystery. Give peace to my soul; make it Thy heaven, Thy beloved dwelling, the place of Thy repose. Let me never leave Thee there alone, but keep me wholly there, entirely ardent in my faith, entirely adoring and entirely surrendered to Thy creative action.

O my beloved Christ, crucified for love, how I long to be a bride of Thy heart, to cover Thee with glory, to die for love of Thee! Yet I sense my powerlessness and beg you: “clothe me with Thyself,” identify my soul with all the movements of Thy soul, submerge me, pervade me, substitute Thyself for me, so that my life may but a reflection of Thy life. Come into me as Adorer, as Redeemer and as Saviour.

O Eternal Word, utterance of my God, I want to spend my life listening to Thee, to become a disciple in all things so that I may learn all from Thee. And then, through all darkness, all emptiness, all powerlessness, I want to keep my eyes fixed on Thee and to dwell under Thy great light. O my Beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may never be able to leave Thy radiance.

O consuming fire, Spirit of love, “overshadow me” so that the Word may be, as it were incarnate again in me. May I be for Him a new humanity in which He can entirely renew His Mystery. And Thee, O Father, incline towards Thy poor little creature, “cover her with Thy shadow”; see in her only Thy “beloved Son in who Thou art well pleased.”

O my Three, my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, Immensity in which I lose myself, I surrender myself to Thee as Thy prey. Immerse Thyself in me so that I may be immersed in Thee until I go to contemplate in Thy light the abyss of Thy grandeur!

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

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