Prayer taken from page 338 of the April 2014 Magnificat.
“Lord Jesus, help me to rise promptly with the alarm in the morning. I know from experience how much this first act of sacrifice can affect my meditation and consequently my whole day. Let me offer you the self-conquest it requires as atonement for my past self indulgence, and a petition for the strength of character which you look for in your devoted servants. Amen.”