Oh, My Saviour, I say to Thee again with more insistence than ever – Teach me to pray! Implant in me all the dispositions needful for the prayer in the Holy Spirit. make me humble, simple and docile. May I do all that is in my own power to become so. Of what use is my praying if the Holy Spirit does not pray with me? Come, Holy Spirit, come to work within me! Take possession of my understanding and my will and govern my actions, not only at the moment of prayer, but at every moment. I cannot glorify God nor sanctify myself except by Thee.
Jean-Nicolas Grou (1750)