Beloved Lord Jesus,
Thank You for making and saving me that I might love You. Thank You for granting me, sinner though I am, the privilege of loving You with all my heart out of thanksgiving for Your gracious forgiveness.
Who is like You! I worship You, fairest of the sons of men. You are the most precious treasure of heaven and earth, the bright sun of my life, the joy of my heart.
Teach me to love You as You are worthy of being loved, having laid down Your life out of love for me. Nourish the spark of love in my heart with the flame of Your love, for You first loved me. Thank You that in Your love You want to give me the most precious gift of all. An intimate, fervent love, so that I might return Your love.
Thank You for this most wonderful of callings, to love You as my Lord and heavenly Bridegroom with all my heart and with all my strength. Thank You for making me completely happy and giving my life purpose.
For love of You, Lord Jesus, I want to share Your path. I don't want to leave You on Your own. Please help me to prove my love in action. I want to take up my cross and follow in Your footsteps, losing my life for Your sake by making sacrifices, learning to do without, obeying You, humbling myself - all for love of You.
The author: M. Basilea Schlink, retrieved from the book My All for Him, Page 119.