Prayer of Saint Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales lived from 1567 to 1622. He became the Bishop of Geneva and was a reputed preacher. He is well known for his writings of spiritual direction. He is the patron saint of writers, journalists and catholic press. Here is a beautiful prayer from his book “Treatise on the Love of God”.

Lord, I am Yours, and I must belong to no one but You.

My soul is Yours, and must live only by You.

My will is Yours, and must love only for You.

I must love You as my first cause, since I am from You.

I must love You as my end and rest, since I am for You.

I must love You more than my own being, since my being subsists by You.

I must love You more than myself, since I am all Yours and all in You.

Amen.

 

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