Lord, we thank Thee for all the love that has been given to us, for the love of family and friends, and above all for Your love poured out upon us every moment of our lives in steadfast glory. Forgive our unworthiness. Forgive the many times we have disappointed those who love us, have failed them, wearied them, saddened them. 

Failing them we have failed You, and hurting them we have wounded our Saviour who for love’s sake died for us.

Lord, have mercy on us, and forgive.

You do not fail those who love you.

You do not change nor vary.

Teach us Your own constancy in love.

Your humility, selflessness and generosity.

Look in pity on our small and tarnished loving, protect, foster and strengthen it, that it may be less unworthy to be offered to you and to your children.

O Light of the world, teach us how to love.