Prayer for Detachment

person letting go of feather - photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash
I beg of you, my Lord,
to remove anything which separates
me from you, and you from me.
Remove anything that makes me unworthy
of your sight, your control, your reprehension;
of your speech and conversation,
of your benevolence and love.
Cast from me every evil
that stands in the way of my seeing you,
hearing, tasting, savoring, and touching you;
fearing and being mindful of you;
knowing, trusting, loving, and possessing you;
being conscious of your presence
and, as far as may be, enjoying you.
This is what I ask for myself
and earnestly desire from you. Amen.

—Saint Peter Faber, SJ, in Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

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  1. In my morning devotional this was my prayer. As Christmas draws near let us reunite our faith with our intentions to draw closer to Our Savior! Praise the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


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