Suscipe Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola
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.
Note: Suscipe is the Latin word for ‘receive.’ While the term was popularized by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, who incorporated it into his Spiritual Exercises in the early sixteenth century, it goes back to monastic profession, in reciting Psalm 118. This article focuses rather on its popularization through the Exercises and through the Roman Missal, where it introduces the Canon of the Mass.