A Prayer of Ignatius of Loyola
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 labour and not to ask for reward,
Save that of knowing that I do your will.
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 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.
— Ignatius of Loyola
Behold — Where are the eyes of your heart drawn into this prayer?
Believe — How is your faith strengthened in this prayer?
Belong — Who are you recalling as you pray this prayer?
Become — What is God inviting you to receive and thereby become as you pray this prayer?