Prayer for Love of God and His Laws

O most gracious God, from whom every good and perfect gift cometh, we beseech You to work in us both to will and to do according to Your good pleasure. Enlighten our minds that we may know You, and let us not be unfruitful in that knowledge. Lord, work in our hearts a true 86 faith, a purifying hope, and an unfeigned love towards Thee. Give us a full trust in You, zeal for You, reverence of all things that relate to Thee. Make us fearful to offend You, thankful for Your mercies, humble under Your corrections, devout in Your service, and sorrowful for our sins. Grant that in all things we may behave ourselves so as befits a creature to his Creator, a servant to his Lord. Make us diligent in all our duties, watchful against all temptations, pure and temperate and moderate in Your most lawful enjoyments, that they may never become a snare to us. Help us, O Lord, to act towards our neighbour that we may never transgress the royal law of Thine, of loving him as ourselves. Finally, we beseech You, O Lord, to sanctify us throughout, that our whole spirit, soul, and body, may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; to whom with You and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory for ever. Amen.

Thomas à Kempis