PRAYER: On The Love Of God by Bernard of Clairvaux

On The Love Of God by Bernard of Clairvaux

I will love you, O Lord my strength,
my stony rock and my defense,
my savior my one desire and love.

My God, my helper,
I will love you with all the power you have given me;
not as much as you deserve to be loved,
for that can never be,
but as much as I am able to.

Whatever I do,
I never can discharge my debt to you,
and I can love you only according to the power
that you have given me.

The more power to love you give me,
the more I will love you;
yet never, never, can I love you
as much as you should be loved.

Amen.

2 Comments on PRAYER: On The Love Of God by Bernard of Clairvaux

  1. “I will love you with all the power you have given me;
    not as much as you deserve to be loved,
    for that can never be,
    but as much as I am able to.” Amen

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