LITANY OF THE LOVE OF GOD (Composed by His Holiness Pope Pius VI)

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.

You Who are Infinite Love,
have mercy on us.

You Who first loved me,
have mercy on us.

You Who commanded me to love You,
have mercy on us.

With all my heart,
have mercy on us.

I love You, O my God.
have mercy on us.

With all my soul,
have mercy on us.

with all my mind,
have mercy on us.

With all my strength,
have mercy on us.

Above all possessions and honors,
have mercy on us.

Above all pleasures and enjoyments,
have mercy on us.

More than myself and everything belonging to me,
have mercy on us.

More than all my relatives and friends,
have mercy on us.

More than all men and angels,
have mercy on us.

Above all created things in heaven and on earth,
have mercy on us.

Only for Yourself,
have mercy on us.

Because You are the sovereign Good,
have mercy on us.

Because You are infinitely worthy of being loved,
have mercy on us.

Because You are infinitely perfect,
have mercy on us.

Even had You not promised me heaven,
have mercy on us.

Even had You not menaced me with hell,
have mercy on us.

Even should You try me by want and misfortune,
have mercy on us.

In wealth and in poverty,
have mercy on us.

In health and in sickness,
have mercy on us.

In life and in death,
have mercy on us.

In time and in eternity,
have mercy on us.

In union with that love
wherewith all the saints
and all the angels love You in heaven,
have mercy on us.

In union with that love
wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You,
have mercy on us.

In union with that infinite love
where with You love Yourself eternally,
have mercy on us.

Let us pray:

My God,
Who possesses 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 Your love,
so that I may love nothing
but You or in You until,
being entirely consumed
by holy love of You,
I may go to love You eternally
with the elect in heaven,
the country of pure love.

Amen.

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