As members, we strive continually to empty ourselves of our own will, agenda, desires and preconceived notions, so that when we come before Our Lord, we are empty and able to be filled with Him. Then when we go forth, we can pour out and give to others the love and mercy of Jesus and Mary we have been filled with. A concise expression of this part of our charism is found in the “Prayer in Union with Jesus” we daily recite together:
Lord Jesus, grant me the grace to empty myself and be filled with Your love, peace, patience, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, and understanding. Let every beat of my heart and every breath that I breathe be for You. Let every word that I speak be reflective of You. Let every glance I give be a mirror of You. Let every hand I touch feel Your gentle care. Let every step I take be on Your path toward Your Light. Let every word of praise I may receive be directed to You in humble thanksgiving. Let every angry word said to me or against me be returned with words of love and mercy not anger and revenge. Let every desire I have be for You. Let my will conform to Yours. Touch every cell of my body, Lord, and make me the person, the servant, You want me to be. Amen.