God, Heavenly Father, the Creator,
out of infinite kindness, very paternal,
let me know life’s laughter and pain
so that I would devote eternal love to you.
There were so many moments of joy
that today, I feel, I am happier than sad
because I can, at the end of each day,
seek happiness in me, where it exists.
I take it out of my own chest
and feed it with perfect love,
lest you leave while I live.
I no longer boast about my pains.
I will transform them into happiness
never to suffer again.