Prayer to St. Maria Goretti

July 6, 2022

Dear Little Saint Mary!
You were ready for the moment of martyrdom
because your short life was given over
to daily and heroic self-denial.
Your great love of the Sacred Hearts
made all this possible.
Teach me to love Jesus and His Blessed Mother,
so that I too will be inspired to daily self-denial.
I am inclined to pamper myself,
to gratify my senses,
and to excuse myself from all penance.
This keeps me from being a true follower of Christ.
Help me, lovable Little Martyr,
to a sincere practice of self-denial,
so that I may be your worthy follower
and thus gain Heaven for all Eternity.