“The Daily Prayer of the Order of Malta”
Lord Jesus, Thou has seen fit to enlist me
for Thy service amongst the Knights and Dames of St John of Jerusalem.
I humbly entreat Thee through the intercession of the most holy Virgin of Philerme, of St John the Baptist,
Blessed Gerard and all the Saints, to keep me
faithful to the traditions of our Order.
Be it mine to practise and defend the Catholic, the Apostolic,
the Roman faith against the enemies of religion;
be it mine to practice charity towards my neighbours,
especially the poor and sick.
Give me the strength I need to carry out this my resolve,
forgetful of myself, learning ever from Thy holy Gospel
a spirit of deep and generous Christian devotion,
striving ever to promote God’s glory, the world’s peace,
and all that may benefit the Order of St John of Jerusalem.