Fall In Love – Prayer By Father Pedro Arrupe

by Christine Sine
Father Pedro Arrupe

Father Pedro Arrupe via jesuit.org

The following prayer is attributed to Father Pedro Arrupe (1903- 1991) from the Basque region of Spain who became the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. I was first given this prayer on a card several years ago but have recently also come across it on Ignatian Spirituality.com

It may seem like an unusual one to publish as a Lenten prayer but Lent is meant to be about re-evaluating our life focus. Finding and falling in love with God really does change everything in a way that is totally transformative of our lives.

Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is,

than falling in love in a quite absolute final way.

What you are in love with,

what seizes your imagination,

will affect everything.

It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,

what you do with your evenings,

how you spend your weekend,

what you read, who you know,

what breaks your heart,

and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in love,

stay in love,

and it will decide everything.


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M. Pilar Latasa, mmb February 10, 2013 - 2:34 am

Beautiful. This prayer has helped me through life… To fall in love may be easier than to STAY IN LOVE until the end of your life. This requires a daily, constant relationship to HIM, whom you felt in love: to know Him deeply, to have a warm relationship with Him, to be the center, the core of your heart, to assimilate His likes, way of acting, criteria… make them your own.

Christine Sine February 10, 2013 - 7:37 am

Amen and may we continue to grow in that love

leilani lujan July 6, 2017 - 4:56 pm

Is this Hermana Pilar from Mt. Carmel School, Saipan?

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