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How to pray the Suscipe prayer

Ignatius Loyola

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Philip Kosloski - published on 05/29/22

Here are the words of the popular Suscipe prayer attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola.

Among the most popular prayers in the Catholic Church is the Suscipe prayer, written by St. Ignatius Loyola.

The prayer is found in material from his Spiritual Exercises and is a type of self-offering to God, giving to him everything.

Here is the most common translation of St. Ignatius’ Suscipe prayer.

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.

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