Totus Tuus

The Immaculate Conception, by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

This prayer, popularly associated with Saint John Paul II, is featured in the book Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves, by Jason Evert:

John Paul’s deep Marian piety is best expressed not by stories or theological reasoning, but the words of the following prayer he often recited, entitled “Totus Tuus”:


Immaculate Conception, Mary my Mother,
Live in me, Act in me,
Speak in me and through me,
Think your thoughts in my mind,
Love through your heart,
Give me your dispositions and feelings,
Teach, lead me and guide me to Jesus,
Correct, enlighten and expand my thoughts and behavior,
Possess my soul,
Take over my entire personality and life, replace it with Yourself,
Incline me to constant adoration,
Pray in me and through me,
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.
Amen.