“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, all my will – all that I have and possess. You, Lord, have given all that to me. I now give it back to you, O Lord. All of it is yours. Dispose of it according to your will. Give me love of yourself along with grace, for that is enough for me!” – St. Ignatius.
As I head to my daughter’s graduation, this prayer resonates with me and with my theme this week on prayer. These are simple words, yet so profound. This is how we place God in the center. This is how we give Him our lives, knowing that however He transforms or uses what He has given to us in the first place will be enough.
When you pray this prayer, pray slowly – paying attention to what it is truly saying.
Whether you have long since finished school, are finishing your education, or have many years to go, may God bless the work that you do, and may you be able always to allow Him into who you are.
I’ll be back the middle of next week. Off to celebrate and start moving all that stuff out for good!