Illumined Path: A Prayer To Increase Love

"A Prayer To Increase Love," from "A Manual of Occasional Prayers," published by the Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery in Otego, N.Y.:

Illumined PathO Christ, You bound Your apostles in a union of love, and have bound us, Your faithful servants, to Yourself with that same bond. Grant that we may fulfill Your commandments and love one another, through the prayers of the Theotokos, for You are the only Lover of mankind. Set our hearts on fire with love for You, O Christ our God, that in its flame we may love You with all our heart, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all our strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, so that keeping Your commandments, we may glorify You, the Giver of all good gifts. Illumined Path, providing reflections on finding Christ in our everyday lives, is a ministry of St. Elia the Prophet Orthodox Christian Church in Akron, Ohio.