The Litany of The Love Of God

Prayer Text

Composed by His Holiness, Pope Pius VI- 18th Century

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 Spirit, 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 and on earth, I love Thee, O my God. Only for Yourself, I love Thee, O my God. Because You are the sovereign Good, I love Thee, O my God. Because You are infinitely worthy of being loved, I love Thee, O my God. Because You are infinitely perfect, I love Thee, O my God. Even had You not promised me heaven, I love Thee, O my God. Even had You not menaced me with hell, I love Thee, O my God. Even should You try me by want and misfortune, I love Thee, O my God. In wealth and in poverty, 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 You in heaven, I love Thee, O my God. In union with that love wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You, I love Thee, O my God. In union with that infinite love where with You love Yourself eternally, I love Thee, O my God. Let us pray: 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.

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