Lent Daily Devotional: Prayer

Prayers of St. Ignatius of Loyola

May it please the supreme and divine Goodness
to give us all abundant grace
ever to know Your most holy will
and perfectly to fulfill it.


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.


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
save that of knowing I am doing Your Will.