Prayer to Jesus Christ, to obtain His Holy Love.


My crucified Jesus, I confess You to be the true Son of God and my Savior. I adore and thank You for the death You did suffer for me. My dear Redeemer, if I have [until now] done nothing but offend You, I am now sorry for it above all things, and I desire nothing but to love You. You have promised to hear those who pray to You; by the merits of Your Passion, I ask You to give me Your holy love. Ah, draw my heart entirely to Yourself, that from this day forward I may love You with all my strength, and may love none other but You; and so may I one day come to love You for all eternity in paradise.

St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Preparation for Death, Rev Eugene Grimm Trans., Redemptorist Fathers Brooklyn Publishers (1926) p. 428-429. Imprimatur +Patrick Cardinal Hayes, 1926.

This material is presented for religious and educational purposes only. It appears as it is in the text of Preparation for Death except to replace archaic words and the words in brackets.

Biography of St. Alphonsus Ligouri at New Advent and at Redemptorists.

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