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Another version of Acts of Faith, Hope and Love

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Charity, Dan Burke, Faith, Hope, Prayers

Another Version of Acts of Faith, Hope and Love*

ACT OF FAITH:

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive or be deceived.

ACT OF HOPE:

O my God, relying on Thy infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord, and my Redeemer.

ACT OF LOVE:

O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou are all good and deserving of my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask forgiveness from all whom I have injured.

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* The Christian life is particularly concerned about these three virtues, the theological virtues, which are mentioned in Scripture:

“So, faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Lflynn

    My morning prayers!

  • faithful123

    ahhh; the theological virtues that puts into context our humanity with the reason for our being on this earth. The first Godly virtue is our understanding their is a spirit higher than ‘us’ and higher than our own ideas or opinions or ways. Without the first, there would be no 2nd virtue of Hope, which provides for us ‘the chance’ to truly have a perfect life and finally – with the realization our ‘perfect’ good life cannot be kept to ourselves if we are to benefit by it, The love God gives to us and we receive…just naturally must love God Himself and thus love all others around us. If all a person knows is a loving environment, they can’t help but know how to love. They wouldn’t know how to be mean or petty.

    Such a ‘perfect world’ … it could be or will be …someday

  • Sandy

    These are the Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love that I learned as a child. They were in my First Communion prayer book in 1956.

  • Audron714

    I still remember these from the Baltimore Catechism

  • Guest

    How splendid to read these Faith-building Daily Morning Prayers. Every Catholic feels connected to God when praying them first thing in the morning. A golden practice for old Cradle Catholics, the Prayers we were taught by our parents even before we could read them from the Prayer Book by ourselves. Praise be Jesus Christ

    • joan

      There is nothing sweeter to my ears than hearing little children recite prayers like this, and imagine the grace their pure hearts receive in exchange…

  • Mary Christ

    Who do I go to, or can someone else do this? THE ACT OF LOVE, as it is beautiful, yet does not describe Jesus’s take on the commandment. Can this ACT OF LOVE be amended to-
    “O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou are all good and I am deserving of Thy love, as You desire my love. I love both my neighbor and my enemy as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me and I request forgiveness from both Thee and those injured by my sinful acts as I repent.
    contact me @ jan8790@live.com

    • Dear Friend: You are free to offer the prayer in whatever manner most moves your heart to Christ.

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