The final contemplation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is the Contemplation on Divine Love, or the Contemplation on the Love of God. It captures all of the movements we’ve been praying through during our retreat in daily life.
In the video below, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, explains the exercise as contemplating God’s love, which is given to us so freely and generously. We are first asked to contemplate how God creates out of love, creates everything in this world and our very lives, and sustains everything by God’s labor and God’s love. We are called to see all things as a reflection of God’s love and give gratitude. And that gratitude should inspire in us a natural response to give back.
This video is part of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, Week 8.
“Just a closer walk with Thee” Pray for me and I for you. Thanks!
Thank you God for life, for love, for family, for friends, for everything.
Give me nothing more than your love and grace; this O Lord my God is enough for me.
Ignatius is smiling at such an incredibly beautiful site.
Practicing , ‘Centering Prayer ‘ …
Thank you for a beautiful contemplation. Not there yet, but I bought the book.