pour your love into our souls

fountain-color
fountain in Boston

O God, fountain of love,
   pour your love into our souls,
that we may love those whom you love
   with the love you give us,
   and think and speak about them
   tenderly, meekly, lovingly;
and so loving our brothers and sisters for your sake,
   we may grow in your love,
   and live in love
   and living in love may live in you;

for Jesus Christ’s sake.

E.B. Pusey, 1800-1882, English churchman and leader of the Oxford Movement

The Encyclopedia of Prayer and Praise slightly edited

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,
so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

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