For the Inner Grace of the Rosary

A text sent by fr. Gabriel HARTY, o.p. of the Irish Dominicans

O Virgin Mother, grant that the recitation of your Rosary
may be for me each day, in the midst of occupations,
a bond of unity in my actions,
a sweet refreshment and an encouragement
to walk joyfully along the path of duty.
Grant above all, O dearest Mother,
that the contemplation of the sacred mysteries
may form in my soul, little by little,
a spiritual atmosphere,
which will penetrate my understanding,
my will, my heart, my memory.
Let my imagination, my whole being
acquire a habit of praying while I work,
without the use of formal prayers,
by interior acts
especially by aspirations of love

By a French Dominican