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

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Heartfelt Prayers: Thomas à Kempis

A Prayer of Thomas à Kempis Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, to love what I ought to love, to praise what delights thee most, to value what is precious in thy sight, to hate what is offensive to thee. Do not suffer me to

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Heartfelt Prayers: St. Francis of Assisi

A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O

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Heartfelt Prayers: John Baillie

A Prayer of John Baillie O God, immortal, eternal, invisible, I remember with gladness and thanksgiving all that thou hast been to this world of men:       Companion of the brave:      Upholder of the loyal:      Light of the wanderer:      Joy of the

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Heartfelt Prayers: Catherine Marshall

A Prayer of Catherine Marshall I do need thee, Lord. I need thee now. I know that I can do without many of the things that once I thought were necessities, but without thee I cannot live, and I dare not die. I needed thee when sorrow came, when shadows

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Heartfelt Prayers: Hannah Whitall Smith

A Prayer of Hannah Whitall Smith Lord Jesus, I believe that thou art able and willing to deliver me from all the care and unrest and bondage of my Christian life. I believe thou didst die to set me free, not only in the future, but now and here. I

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Heartfelt Prayers: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

St. Patrick’s Breastplate I bind unto myself todayThe strong Name of the Trinity,By invocation of the same,The Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me forever,By power of faith, Christ’s Incarnation;His baptism in the Jordan river;His death on the cross for my salvation.His bursting from

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Heartfelt Prayers: Henri J. M. Nouwen

A Prayer of Henri J.M. Nouwen: Listen, O Lord, to my prayers. Listen to my desire to be with you, to dwell in your house, and to let my whole being be filled with your presence. But none of this is possible without you. When you are not the one

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Heartfelt Prayers: Prayer of Saint Benedict

Prayer of Saint Benedict: Almighty God, give us wisdom to perceive you, intelligence to understand you, diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you, vision to behold you, a heart to meditate upon you, a life to proclaim you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and

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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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