Prayers by St. Ignatius and Others
St. Ignatius and others inspired by Ignatian spirituality have given us a rich prayer tradition. While the Examen is the defining prayer of Ignatian spirituality, the rich tradition of reflection on the human hunger for God has left us with a fine array of prayers that speak of our needs and our gratitude to God.
Prayer for Generosity by St. Ignatius
Suscipe (Take, Lord, Receive) by St. Ignatius
Short video featuring the Contemplatio from the end of the Spiritual Exercises. It simply presents the English text of the prayer along with some images and a gentle piano accompaniment.
Prayer to Know God’s Will by St. Ignatius
Prayer of a First Jesuit by Blessed Peter Faber, SJ, from his Memoriale
O Deus Ego Amo Te / O God, I Love Thee by Francis Xavier, SJ, translated by Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ
Wash Me With Your Precious Blood by Peter Canisius, SJ
Prayers by Jesuits
Fall in Love attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ
I Choose to Breathe the Breath of Christ by Joseph Tetlow, SJ
In the Hands of God by Pedro Arrupe, SJ
Teach Me To Listen adapted by John Veltri, SJ
Teach Me Your Ways by Pedro Arrupe, SJ
A Prayer of Hope by Luis Espinal, SJ
A Prayer for Spiritual Freedom (Prayer Before a Meeting)
In this litany first used in the concentration camp at Dachau, Jesuit saints and martyrs are petitioned to intercede for their companions in Christ who are suffering today.
Faith History (PDF)
“This prayer-exercise invites you to look back over your life-journey in order to let God enable you to recognise more clearly the ways in which God has been with you at all the different moments.”
An online prayer book by and for St. Louis University. It invites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university to submit prayers, whether favorite traditional ones or original works.
Articles About Ignatian Prayers
By Amy Welborn
Full text of a prayer book developed for Marquette University students. While some of the information is specific to Marquette, the book includes an introduction to prayer and a rich collection of prayers, both in the Ignatian tradition and beyond. It also provides some background on the Society of Jesus and the Jesuit tradition of education.
From the archives of the dotMagis blog.