“Tell God all that is in your heart.
As one unloads one’s heart,
it’s pleasures and it’s pains to a dear friend,
tell Him your troubles that He may comfort you,
tell Him your joys that He may sober them,
tell Him your longings that He may purify them,
tell Him your dislikes that He may help you conquer them,
talk to Him of your temptations that He may shield you from them,
show Him the wounds of your heart that He may heal them, l
ay bare your indifference to good, your depraved taste for evil, and your instability.
Tell God how self love makes you unjust to other people,
how vanity tempts you to be insecure,
how pride disguises you to yourself and to other also.” Francois Fenelon