Prayer

Prayer for the Light of Truth

O my God, I confess that You can enlighten my darkness. I confess that You alone can. I wish my darkness to be enlightened. I do not know whether You will: but that You can and that I wish, are sufficient reasons for me to ask, what You at least have not forbidden my asking. I hereby promise that by Your grace which I am asking, I will embrace whatever I at length feel certain is the truth, if ever I come to be certain. And by Your grace I will guard against self-deceit which may lead me to take what nature would have, rather than what reason approves.

—Blessed John Henry Newman


Prayer

Prayer for Humility

Let me have too deep a sense of humor ever to be proud.
Let me know my absurdity before I act absurdly.
Let me realize that when I am humble I am most human, 
          most truthful,
          and most worthy of your serious consideration.

—Daniel A. Lord, SJ

 


Prayer

Gracious and holy Father,
grant us the intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you, diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you, a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you.
May our ears hear you, may our eyes behold you,
and may our tongues proclaim you.

Give us grace that our way of life may be pleasing to you,
that we may have the patience to wait for you
and the perseverance to look for you.
Grant us a perfect end–your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection and life everlasting.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

—Prayer of St. Benedict

 

 


Prayer

O God, give me the courage and strength to be worthy of being called a Christian.

—Karl Rahner, SJ

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Good and gracious God, we know that we can come to you in times of joy and times of sorrow.  We offer you those things that are most precious to us, trusting that you will remain with us throughout our lives.  We pray this in the name of Jesus, our brother and friend. Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team


Prayer

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 of Loyola

 

 


Prayer

O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray
That all thy church might be for ever one,
Grant us at every Eucharist to say
With longing heart and soul, ‘Thy will be done’:
O may we all one bread, one body be,
Through this blest sacrament of unity.

For all thy church, O Lord, we intercede;
Make thou our sad divisions soon to cease;
Draw us the nearer each to each, we plead,
By drawing all to thee, O Prince of Peace:
Thus may we all one bread, one body be,
Through this blest sacrament of unity.

—Excerpt from, “Thou, Who at Thy First Eucharist Didst Pray,” by W.H. Turton (1881)

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Prayer for Generosity

Lord Jesus, 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 seek reward,
except that of knowing that I do your will.
Amen.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

 


Prayer

Today, let us not forget the words of St. Faustina – “Jesus I trust in you!”

—Marcus Fryer, SJ

 

 

 

 


Mary, a model for our suffering

My four year old asked me yesterday whether Mary could “make things and do miracles.” I told her that Mary was an amazing and holy woman, but she was human and not God, and only God can work miracles.  She accepted my answer and moved on to a different question, but our short conversation stuck with me. Mary, the woman who we honor and serves as a model of faithfulness, did everything that she did with no more extraordinary power than you and me.

Today’s feast gives particular focus to Mary’s sorrow as she stands at the foot of the cross watching her son be crucified, something no one should have to experience.  I can’t begin to imagine the agony she felt in those moments. Despite all that she suffered, her faith in God did not falter. How is Mary a model for how to live your life?  How can she offer comfort in the sorrows of your life?

—The Jesuit Prayer team

 

 

 


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Prayer

Prayer for the Light of Truth

O my God, I confess that You can enlighten my darkness. I confess that You alone can. I wish my darkness to be enlightened. I do not know whether You will: but that You can and that I wish, are sufficient reasons for me to ask, what You at least have not forbidden my asking. I hereby promise that by Your grace which I am asking, I will embrace whatever I at length feel certain is the truth, if ever I come to be certain. And by Your grace I will guard against self-deceit which may lead me to take what nature would have, rather than what reason approves.

—Blessed John Henry Newman


Prayer

Prayer for Humility

Let me have too deep a sense of humor ever to be proud.
Let me know my absurdity before I act absurdly.
Let me realize that when I am humble I am most human, 
          most truthful,
          and most worthy of your serious consideration.

—Daniel A. Lord, SJ

 


Prayer

Gracious and holy Father,
grant us the intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you, diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you, a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you.
May our ears hear you, may our eyes behold you,
and may our tongues proclaim you.

Give us grace that our way of life may be pleasing to you,
that we may have the patience to wait for you
and the perseverance to look for you.
Grant us a perfect end–your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection and life everlasting.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

—Prayer of St. Benedict

 

 


Prayer

O God, give me the courage and strength to be worthy of being called a Christian.

—Karl Rahner, SJ

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Good and gracious God, we know that we can come to you in times of joy and times of sorrow.  We offer you those things that are most precious to us, trusting that you will remain with us throughout our lives.  We pray this in the name of Jesus, our brother and friend. Amen.

—The Jesuit Prayer team


Prayer

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 of Loyola

 

 


Prayer

O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray
That all thy church might be for ever one,
Grant us at every Eucharist to say
With longing heart and soul, ‘Thy will be done’:
O may we all one bread, one body be,
Through this blest sacrament of unity.

For all thy church, O Lord, we intercede;
Make thou our sad divisions soon to cease;
Draw us the nearer each to each, we plead,
By drawing all to thee, O Prince of Peace:
Thus may we all one bread, one body be,
Through this blest sacrament of unity.

—Excerpt from, “Thou, Who at Thy First Eucharist Didst Pray,” by W.H. Turton (1881)

 

 

 

 


Prayer

Prayer for Generosity

Lord Jesus, 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 seek reward,
except that of knowing that I do your will.
Amen.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

 


Prayer

Today, let us not forget the words of St. Faustina – “Jesus I trust in you!”

—Marcus Fryer, SJ

 

 

 

 


Mary, a model for our suffering

My four year old asked me yesterday whether Mary could “make things and do miracles.” I told her that Mary was an amazing and holy woman, but she was human and not God, and only God can work miracles.  She accepted my answer and moved on to a different question, but our short conversation stuck with me. Mary, the woman who we honor and serves as a model of faithfulness, did everything that she did with no more extraordinary power than you and me.

Today’s feast gives particular focus to Mary’s sorrow as she stands at the foot of the cross watching her son be crucified, something no one should have to experience.  I can’t begin to imagine the agony she felt in those moments. Despite all that she suffered, her faith in God did not falter. How is Mary a model for how to live your life?  How can she offer comfort in the sorrows of your life?

—The Jesuit Prayer team