Prayer Resources

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Prayers

Anima Christi – traditional version

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you
that with your saints I may praise you
for ever and ever. Amen.

Anima Christi – modern rendering

Jesus, may all that is you flow into me.
May your body and blood be my food and drink.
May your passion and death be my strength and life.
Jesus, with you at my side, enough has been given.
May the shelter I seek be the shadow of your Cross.
Let me not run from the love which you offer,
But hold me safe from the forces of evil.
On each of my dyings shed your light and your love.
Keep calling to me until the day comes when, with your saints, I will praise you forever.

 

Fr David Fleming SJ

Suscipe

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.

 

St. Ignatius of Loyola