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Prayers of St. Ignatius


Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me.

Separated from Thee let me never be.

From the malignant enemy, defend me.

At the hour of death, call me.

And close to Thee bid me.

That with Thy saints I may be Praising Thee, forever and ever.


We find this prayer in the beginning of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, we pray this at the beginning of self-directed or directed retreats of any length.

SUSCIPE ( Take and Receive)

Take Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding, and my entire will,

all that I have and possess.

Thou hast given all to me.

To Thee, O lord, I return it.

All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will.

Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me.


We find this prayer suggested for daily morning offering and in particular for the Preparatory Prayers before each prayer period in the Spiritual Exercises

Our Lady of the Way, Pray for us!

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