A Prayer to Begin the Day from Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord, all my liberty. Receive my memory, my understanding, and my whole will. Whatever I have and possess Thou hast given to me; to Thee I restore it wholly, and to Thy will I utterly surrender it for Thy direction. Give me the love of Thee only, with Thy grace, and I am rich enough; nor ask I anything beside.

–Frederick B. Macnutt, The prayer manual for private devotions or public use on divers occasions: Compiled from all sources ancient, medieval, and modern (A.R. Mowbray, 1951)

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