The Act of Love prayer is a simple but powerful prayer that expresses our love for God and our commitment to loving and forgiving others. The prayer is often used in personal prayer, in the sacrament of reconciliation, and as a way of preparing our hearts for receiving the Eucharist. The Act of Love is a reminder of the central importance of love in our Christian faith and the need to continually strive to grow in love of God and neighbor.
The Act of Love or the Act of Charity is a traditional Catholic prayer that has been used for many centuries. While its precise origins are unknown, it is believed to have developed as a way for Catholics to express their devotion to God and their commitment to living a life of love and service to others.
The prayer is rooted in the teachings of Jesus, who taught that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). The Act of Love is a simple but powerful expression of these teachings, calling us to love God above all things, to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to seek forgiveness and reconciliation with those we have wronged.
Act of Love Prayer
O my God, I love you above all things,
with my whole heart and soul,
because you are all good and worthy of all my love.
I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you.
I forgive all who have injured me
and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.