Monthly Prayer Page: July

Welcome to the Jesuit Missions Monthly Prayer Page. Here you will find topical prayers and different prayer styles to help broaden and deepen your prayer life in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality

JM Prayer Focus: St Ignatius Feast Day (31st July)

July

A Mural of St Ignatius in a Jesuit Missions project in Guyana.

 

Let us pray today in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola:

“Give me only your love and your grace. With this I am rich enough, and I have no more to ask.”

Here is a prayer for the Jesuit family.

Lord, in your providence, you guided Saint Ignatius to found the Society of Jesus.

Enrich it, we pray, with the gifts of heart, mind and spirit.

Make us all one with you in holiness and love,

so that we may know your word and obey it as your faithful servants.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(From the supplement to the Roman Missal)

Saint Ignatius wrote his Prayer of Generosity, which is prayed in every Jesuit School. This prayer captures the way Ignatius lived his life.

Lord, teach me to be generous,

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 to ask for no reward

save that of knowing that we do your will.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St Ignatius is an excellent role model, showing us how to change our lives for the better. He changed from being a brave knight to becoming a devout follower of Jesus.

  • Final words of wisdom:

“Much knowledge is not what satisfies the soul and gives it contentment, but rather interior meditation on things and savouring them”. (St Ignatius of Loyola)

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You can download a PDF version of this month’s prayer here. July Prayer