OPENING PRAYER: Lord, teach us to be generous. Teach us to love you and 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 look for reward, save that of knowing that we do your most holy will.
THE EUCHARIST, THE SOURCE OF LIFE: St. Ignatius was often moved to tears when he celebrated the Eucharist as he contemplated the great mystery of God’s love. This celebration was for him the primary source of strength. The Eucharist was not merely a ritual but a Sacrament in and through which he experienced the tangible love of the Trinity.
Triune God, Father, Son and Spirit we pray that the unity that you share may be the same unity that we feel. Give us all the grace to know that we are all parts of one body, the Body of Christ. May our concern for others be genuine and our love for the poor tangible. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Take Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will. You have given them to me, to you I return them. Give me only your love and your grace that is enough for me.