Prayers Of Love
Act of Love O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured. I Came to You Late I came to You late, O Beauty so ancient and new. I came to love You late. You were within me and I was outside where I rushed about wildly searching for You like some monster loose in Your beautiful world. You were with me but I was not with You. You called me, You shouted to me, You wrapped me in Your Splendour, You broke past my deafness, You bathed me in Your Light, You sent my blindness reeling. You gave out such a delightful fragrance and I drew it in and came breathing hard after You. I tasted, and it made me hunger and thirst; You touched me, and I burned to know Your Peace. St. Augustine of Hippo Litany of the Love of God (Composed by His Holiness, Pope Pius VI) (For private use) Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ graciously hear us. God, the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God, the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. Thou Who art Infinite Love, Have mercy on us. Thou Who didst first love me, Have mercy on us. Thou Who commandest me to love Thee, Have mercy on us. With all my heart, I Love Thee, O My God With all my soul, I Love Thee, O My God With all my mind, I Love Thee, O My God With all my strength, I Love Thee, O My God Above all possessions and honors, I Love Thee, O My God Above all pleasures and enjoyments, I Love Thee, O My God More than myself, and everything belonging to me, I Love Thee, O My God More than all my relatives and friends, I Love Thee, O My God More than all men and angels, I Love Thee, O My God Above all created things in heaven or on earth, I Love Thee, O My God Only for Thyself, I Love Thee, O My God Because Thou art the sovereign Good, I Love Thee, O My God Because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved, I Love Thee, O My God Because Thou art infinitely perfect, I Love Thee, O My God Even hadst Thou not promised me heaven, I Love Thee, O My God Even hadst Thou not menaced me with hell, I Love Thee, O My God Even shouldst Thou try me by want and misfortune, I Love Thee, O My God In wealth and in poverty, I Love Thee, O My God In prosperity and in adversity, I Love Thee, O My God In health and in sickness, I Love Thee, O My God In life and in death, I Love Thee, O My God In time and in eternity, I Love Thee, O My God In union with that love wherewith all the saints and all the angels love Thee in heaven, I Love Thee, O My God In union with that love wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loveth Thee, I Love Thee, O My God In union with that infinite love wherewith Thou lovest Thyself eternally, I Love Thee, O My God Prayer My God, Who dost possess in incomprehensible abundance all that is perfect and worthy of love, annihilate in me all guilty, sensual, and undue love for creatures. Kindle in my heart the pure fire of Thy love, so that I may love nothing but Thee or in Thee, until being so entirely consumed by holy love of Thee, I may go to love Thee eternally with the elect in heaven, the country of pure love. Amen. St. Teresa of Avila O Saint Teresa, seraphic Virgin, beloved spouse of thy crucified Lord, thou who on earth didst burn with a love so intense toward thy God and my God, and now dost glow with a brighter and purer flame in paradise: obtain for me also, I beseech thee, a spark of that same holy fire which shall cause me to forget the world, all things created, and even myself; for thou didst ever avidly desire to see Him loved by all men. Grant that my every thought and desire and affection may be continually directed to doing the will of God, the supreme Good, wheter I am in joy or in pain, for He is worthy to be loved and obeyed forever. Obtain for me this grace, thou who art so powerful with God; may I be all on fire, like thee, with the holy love of God. Amen. (S. Alphonsus M. de’ Liguori) An indulgence of 300 days. A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, if this prayer is said devoutly every day for a month.