Collection: Take and Receive
ARTIST: Fr. Bob Gilroy, SJ
Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me: I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.
(Offering and Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola - "Suscipe")
Lord, grant that I may see you more clearly,
love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day.
(Spiritual Exercises #104)
Prayer for Generosity:
Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labor and not to ask for reward,
except to know that I am doing your will.
(attribution traditional, but uncertain)
Prayer for Knowledge and Gratitude:
I ask God, the Father, to give me an intimate knowledge of the many gifts I have received,
so that filled with gratitude for all, I may in all things love and serve the Divine Majesty.
(Spiritual Exercises #233)
Eternal Lord of All:
Eternal Lord of all things,
I come before your infinite goodness,
and before your glorious mother and all saints of the heavenly court,
to make my offering, with your help and favor:
it is my wish, desire and determination,
provided that it would be for your greater service and praise,
to imitate you in suffering injury, insults and poverty, actual as well as spiritual,
should your most holy majesty choose to receive me in such a way of life.
(Spiritual Exercises #98)
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds, shelter me.
From turning away, keep me.
From the evil one, protect me.
At the hour of my death, call me.
Into your presence lead me,
To praise you with all your saints,
Forever and ever. Amen.
(a favorite prayer of St. Ignatius)
Prayers of St. Ignatius of Loyola