O Lord Jesus, I adore you,
Son of Mary, my Savior and my Brother,
for You are God.
I follow You in my thoughts,
O first-fruits of our race,
as I hope one day by Your grace
to follow You in my person into heavenly glory.
Until then, do not let me neglect
the earthly task which You have given me.
Let me labour diligently all my life
with a greater appreciation for the present.
Let me realize that only by accomplishing true human fulfillment
can I attain Divine fulfillment
and ascend to You at the completion of my work.