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The Litany of the Love of God

(For private use only.)


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, *

God the Holy Spirit, *

Holy Trinity, One God, *

Thou Who art Infinite Love, **

Thou Who didst first love me, **

Thou Who dost command me to love Thee, **

With all my heart, **

With all my soul, **

With all my mind, **

With all my strength, **

Above all possessions and honor, **

Above all pleasures and enjoyments, **

More than myself and all that belongs to me, **

More than all my relatives and friends, **

More than all men and angels, **

Above all created things in Heaven or on earth, **

Only for Thyself, **

Because Thou art the sovereign Good, **

Because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved, **

Because Thou art infinitely perfect, **

Even hadst Thou not promised me Heaven, **

Even hadst Thou not menaced me with Hell, **

Even shouldst Thou try me by want and misfortune, **

In wealth and in poverty, **

In prosperity and in adversity, **

In health and in sickness, **

In life an in death, **

In time and in eternity, **

In union with that love wherewith all the Saints and all the Angels love Thee in Heaven, **

In union with that love wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loveth Thee, **

In union with that infinite love wherewith Thou lovest Thyself eternally, **

* Have mercy on us.

** 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 flame of Thy love, so that I may love nothing but Thee or in Thee, until, being 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.

 
 

Prayerbook

A Catholic Religious Site

"A Collage of Catholic Information"

LITANIES