Prayer of Saint Ignatius

An Active and a Passive Stand


Latin Text


English Text




Suscipe Domine


Take O Lord


Please have an active hand here, Lord.


Et accipe


And accept


Yes, but one step further, Lord, take a passive stance to what You find.


Universam meam libertatem


All that I am


Accept my assets, my personality, my memory, my understanding, my imagination, my will


Quidquid habeo vel possideo


All that I possess


Accept my handicaps, my failures and my sins, my knowledge, my skills, my money and my things


Mihi largitus es


You have given to me


By Your Love and Your freedom and the free will You have given to me


Id tibi totum restituo


I surrender it all to you


I also take an active and a passive stand to You


Ac tuae prorsus voluntati trado gubernandum 


To be disposed of according to Your will


You, who are running the whole show. You, who know best.


Ad hoc punctum, nunc, ex tempore, in creationem tuam aeternam.


Right now, this moment in your Eternal creation. 


Then You are G-od by fiat, for us to see; and we are yours.



Amorem tui solum cum gratia tua mihi dones


Give me only Your love and Your grace


You, Your love, Your Christ, Your grace is the only thing that lasts when all else is gone


Et dives sum satis


With these I will be rich enough


I choose to be poor for your reality. I am happy.


Nec aliud quidquam ultra posco


And will desire nothing more


I choose to be nothing before You. I am satisfied.


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