I ask for nothing more

Thoughts on prayer from the sister blog to this one. Blessings for your Sunday. — VKS

St. Val the Urban Monastic


“Lord Jesus Christ, take all my freedom, my memory, my understanding, and my will.  All that I have and cherish you have given me.  I surrender it all to be guided by your will.  Your love and your grace are wealth enough for me.  Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more.  Amen.” — St. Ignatius of Loyola

I found that.

I found that leafing through a Missal Friday morning after mass at the belovèd parish church up the street.  I was just trying to get a feel for the upcoming liturgical calendar (I’m Presbyterian, we don’t stick  to the script except for Advent, Lent, and Pentecost).  I was flipping through…and there it was.  The longer I live, the more firmly I am convinced that Evangelical Protestants have more than a thing or two to learn from the tradition of Roman Catholic liturgical prayer.

And Ignatius of…

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