May 20, 2021

Heartfelt Prayers: Ignatius of Loyola


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?

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Effects of Singing | Discerning God in Song Episode 04

Host: Steve Macchia, Guest: Dave Currie

Do everything for the glory of God – and with a song in your heart!” – Dave Currie

Singing is a great way to help us notice what God is doing in our midst. When we let the message of Christ dwell among us richly, it’s the songs, hymns, and spiritual songs – offered from our hearts – that solidify the truths about God in our souls. We are made in God’s image, and we share in God’s creative process as we sing and make music in our hearts. What is it about singing that characterizes the formative work of God in us? We explore this question and notice the dynamic work of God as our head and our heart cooperate with one another in song.

For more information about today’s hymns:“GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH”


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Mitzi Mak

Selah-West Faculty

Mitzi started her professional life as a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband Jerry then served cross-culturally for ten+ years, living abroad first in India and then Kurdistan, N. Iraq. In addition to being a Spiritual Director, she now serves as a Formation and Care pastor in her local church in Houston, TX. She has graduated from LTI’s Selah Spiritual Direction training as well as LTI’s Emmaus Formational Leadership Program.

Mitzi enjoys engaging conversation, reading fiction, doing jigsaw/crossword puzzles, ocean gazing and exploring the world with Jerry through food and travel.

God has two main callings in Mitzi’s life: to care for those who care for others and to be a guide in helping others have a healthy relationship with the Trinity – recognizing God’s loving presence and activity in their lives and how to faithfully respond.

Selah was a transformative experience for me – allowing the contemplative within to emerge and to beautifully co-exist with my extraverted personality.