Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you
That with your saints I may praise you
For ever and ever. Amen.
—The Anima Christi
My God, because You are so good, I love You with all my heart,and for Your sake, I love my neighbor as myself. If I love You, Lord, it is not because of Heaven which You have promised me. If I fear to offend You, it is not because of Hell that threatens me. What draws me to You, Lord, is Yourself alone. It is the sight of You, nailed to the Cross, Your body broken in the pain of dying. Your love so holds my heart, that if there were no Heaven, I would still love You. If there were no Hell, I would yet fear You. I do not need Your gifts to make me love You, for even if I should have no hope at all of the things I do hope for, I would still love You with the same love.
—Saint Teresa of Avila
I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally….My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.
—Saint John Vianney