An Act of Love by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

O good and merciful Saviour, it is the desire of my heart to return You love for love. My greatest sorrow is that You are not loved by men, and in particular that my own heart is so cold, so selfish and ungrateful.

Deeply sensible of my own weakness and poverty, I trust that Your own grace will enable me to offer You an act of pure and sincere love. And I wish to offer You this act of love in reparation for the coldness and neglect that are shown to You by Your creatures in the Sacrament of Your love.

O Jesus, my sovereign Good, I love You, not for the sake of the reward which You have promised to those who love You, but purely for Yourself.

I love You above all things that can be loved, above all pleasures, and in fine above myself and all that is not You, protesting in presence of Heaven and earth, that I will live and die purely and simply in Your holy love, and that if to love You thus I must be persecuted, tormented, and put to death, I am perfectly satisfied, and I will ever say with Saint Paul, Nothing can separate me from the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, which I love and will love eternally.

O Jesus, supreme Master of all hearts, I love You, I adore You, I praise You, I thank You, because I am now all Your own. Rule over me, and transform my soul into the likeness of Yourself, so that it may bless and glorify You forever in the abode of the saints.

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