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Suscipe of Saint Ignatius

"you have given me all that I have and possess"

Lord, you have given me the things I need in order to live--daily nourishment, life with all its small, often unnecessary comforts. You have also given me time out of your own store of time, the days to wrk and the nights to rest. you have given me thoughts, prayer, and, finally, everything I myself am and have and become. All this is your gift, and I have no right to anything. I have earned none of it for myself and have received nothing from anyone but you.

  • Adrienne von Speyr, With God and With Men: Prayers, 47-48