Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.
—Suscipe of St. Ignatius
Jesus, you know my deepest desires better than I do. Help me to listen, understand and follow. Amen
I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith…
Heart of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love.
Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence.
Heart of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee that it may never be separated from Thee.
Heart of Jesus, I am all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my life.
—Blessed Miguel Pro, SJ
Heavenly Father, please grant us the wisdom and knowledge to move to the ways of a child. Amen.
—Dr. Phyllis Graham-Dickerson
Almighty and eternal God,
You blessed the union of married couples
so that they might reflect the union of Christ with his Church:
look with kindness on them.
Renew their marriage covenant,
increase your love in them,
and strengthen their bond of peace so that, with their children,
they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
—Prayer for Married Couples © United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Stay with us, Lord Jesus.
Be our companion on our way.
In your mercy inflame our hearts and raise our hope,
so that, in union with our brothers and sisters,
we may recognize you in the scriptures,
and in our daily living.
God, nothing is beneath your notice because you love all things into being. Help me to seek out the one who is lost, to rejoice in the finding of that one and, little by little, to become humble like a child.
—Fr. Matt Spotts, SJ
God of love, help me follow your laws of love. Help me to tame my selfishness and love you and others better through word and deed. Help me to offer to others the generosity and hospitality that you have shown to me in my life. Amen
Good and gracious God, we place our trust in you, despite not knowing exactly what is in store for us. Increase our faith that we will receive all that you offer. May we never doubt that you keep your promises to us. Amen.
—The Jesuit Prayer team