[This is the fifteenth of a series of posts featuring a saint, mystic, or writer to include some of their thoughts on prayer as well as a prayer written by or ascribed to him or her. Today is this saint’s Feast. For more about him, visit the Saint of the Day blog on the right column of this blog.]
In dealing with the neighbor pray every day especially with the intention that God give you the grace of discretion, so that you will build up and not tear down.
Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.
I ask the Father to give me an intimate knowledge of the many gifts I have received, that filled with gratitude for all, I may in all things love and serve the Divine Majesty.
A Prayer by St. Ignatius
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 all 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. Amen
The picture is of a stained glass window in St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Burbank