Thursday, May 31st - Dr. Gruninger - Science Department

This week morning prayer is being led by the academic department heads.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

 

Lord, pour out your Spirit of Wisdom on these students:

help them to remain calm,

to know their value is not based on their performance,

to understand the questions being asked,

to think clearly, to remember accurately,

and to express themselves well.

Grant that they may reflect on the best of the work they have done

and the best of the teaching they have received.

Accept their best efforts in these examinations

and in the great test of life on earth.

May your love be upon them,  Lord,

as they place their trust in you and the work they have done in preparation this year.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, May 30th - Mr. Waits - Language Department

This week morning prayer is being led by the academic department heads.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

 

Loving God

be with me now,

as I prepare for my exams.

Thank you for the many talents and gifts you have,

given me and for the opportunity of education.

Calm my nerves and anxiety, help me

to remember all that I have studied,

to express it clearly and to answer the questions

the very best I can.

Holy Spirit, sit with me in my exam

- and always.

Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, May 29th - Mrs. Gerber - Math Department

This week morning prayer is being led by the academic department heads.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

 

Lord,

 

As we come to this moment at the end of the year, let us take a deep breath and remember that you are with us.

Help us to trust in the intellect you have gifted us, and help us confidently set forth to demonstrate the ways we have grown this year.

Fill us with gratitude for all we have learned and those who have supported us on our journey.

Fill us with peace, that we don’t let anxiety or fear cloud our minds.

Fill us with wisdom, that we remember all that we have studied and that we have the insight to effectively apply our knowledge to our test today.

Most of all, fill us with faith in the steadfast knowledge that regardless of outcome, we are worthy, we are capable, and we are loved.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, May 24th- Thomas Johnson- Sophomore Class of 2020

This week morning prayer is being led by sophomore class of 2020.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


I come before you and ask for Your strength within me.

A strength not of the world but of Your kingdom.
To refrain from judgement and feast on love.
To push out greed and hold tight to joy.
To dispel pride and rise with humility.
To quell anger and rest in self control.
To shun greed and rest in giving.
To turn from power and embrace service.
To let go of resentment and rest in peace.
To push through fear and walk forwards in grace.
To run with faith, soar with forgiveness,
And allow your eternal strength to abide with me.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, May 23rd - David Lee - Sophomore Class of 2020

This week morning prayer is being led by sophomore class of 2020.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

St. Ignatius and St. Francis, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, May 22nd - Jhalen Spicer - Sophomore Class of 2020

This week morning prayer is being led by sophomore class of 2020.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, as we go to our work this day,
help us to take pleasure therein.
Show us clearly what our duty is,
help us to be faithful in doing it.
May all we do be well done, fit for thine eye to see.
Give us enthusiasm to attempt, patience to perform.
When we cannot love our work,
may we think of it as thy task,
and make what is unlovely beautiful through loving service,
for thy name’s sake.


Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, May 21st - Billy Metz - Sophomore Class of 2020

This week morning prayer is being led by sophomore class of 2020.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

May God the Father who made us bless us.
May God the Son send his healing among us.
May God the Holy Spirit move within us and
give us eyes to see with, ears to hear with,
and hands that your work might be done.
May we walk and preach the word of
God to all.
May the angel of peace watch over us and
lead us at last by God's grace to the
Kingdom.

Amen.

St. Ignatius and St. Dominic, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, May 17th - Collin Lark - Junior Class of 2019

This week morning prayer is being led by junior class of 2019.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

May God the Father bless us,

may Christ take care of us,

the Holy Spirit enlighten us all the days of our life.

The Lord be our defender and keeper of body and soul,

both now and for ever, to the ages of ages.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, May 16th -  Willie Guevara - Junior Class of 2019

This week morning prayer is being led by junior class of 2019.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Govern everything by your wisdom,

O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving you

in the way you will

and not as I choose.

Let me die to myself so that I may serve you;

let me live to you who are life itself.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, May 15th - Cameron Bristol - Junior Class of 2019

This week morning prayer is being led by junior class of 2019.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord my God,

Teach my heart this day where and how to see you,

Where and how to find you.

You have made me and remade me,

And you have bestowed on me

All the good things I possess,

And still I do not know you.

I have not yet done that

For which I was made.

Teach me to seek you,

For I cannot seek you

Unless you teach me,

Or find you

Unless you show yourself to me.

Let me seek you in my desire,

Let me desire you in my seeking.

Let me find you by loving you,

Let me love you when I find you.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, May 14th - Jacob Jowdy - Junior Class of 2019

This week morning prayer is being led by junior class of 2019.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom!

Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance.

Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself.

Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion.

This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, May 10th - George Hampton - Lacrosse Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Lacrosse Team.

During the month of May, the Church sets the entire month to honor Mary as the mother of God.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Hail Mary,

Full of Grace,

The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit

of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary,

Mother of God,

pray for us sinners now,

and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, May 9th - Sam Starr - Lacrosse Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Lacrosse Team.

During the month of May, the Church sets the entire month to honor Mary as the mother of God.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving Mother of the Redeemer,
Gate of heaven, star of the sea,
Assist your people of have fallen yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,
yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, May 8th - Tommy Hovivian- Lacrosse Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Lacrosse Team.

During the month of May, the Church sets the entire month to honor Mary as the mother of God.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, May 7th - Nolan Thomas - Lacrosse Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Lacrosse Team.

During the month of May, the Church sets the entire month to honor Mary as the mother of God.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,        I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, May 3 - William Madden - Robotics Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Robotics Team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, Bless this day. Let it be productive in every way. We give you our lives, our talents, all of our relationships. Help us to hear your voice in our hearts. Help us to accomplish your will above our own. Help us to be a grace in the lives of others, and worthy servants of your Church.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, May 2- Aiden Koch - Robotics Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Robotics Team.

This month the Catholic church celebrates the Virgin Mary.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly Father, Bless this day. Let it be productive in every way. We give you our lives, our talents, all of our relationships. Help us to hear your voice in our hearts. Help us to accomplish your will above our own. Help us to be a grace in the lives of others, and worthy servants of your Church.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, April 30th - Noah Santoni - Robotics Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Robotics Team.

This month the Catholic church celebrates the Virgin Mary.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Mother of darkness

Of the deep rich soil

Tha brings forth new growth:

Bless all your children

Struggling for new ways

Of being community for each other.

O Mother of the darkness

Of the infinite night sky

That graces us with endless stars,

Bless all your children

Looking for hope and light

To pierce the present shadows.

O Mother of the darkness

Of the creative womb

That nurtures brilliant possibilities,

Bless all your children

Seeking wisdom yet to be experienced

On paths still opening before us.

Amen.

St. Ignatius and the Black Madonna, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, April 30th - John Barone - Robotics Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Robotics Team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Spirit of God,

We ask you to help orient

All our actions by your inspirations,

Carry them on by your gracious assistance,

That every prayer and work of ours

May always begin from you

And through you

Be happily ended.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, April 26th - Reid Allison - Jesuit Junior Classical League

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Junior Classical League.

This morning we pray especially for the family of Will Risinger as they mourn the loss of Edwin Lewis McEver, Will’s grandfather, who died on Monday April 24th.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Actiones nostras, quaesumus Domine, aspirando praeveni et adiuvando prosequere: ut cuncta nostra oratio et1 operatio a te semper incipiat, et per te coepta finiatur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.        

Direct, we beg Thee, O Lord, our prayers and our actions by Thy holy inspirations and carry them on by Thy gracious assistance, so that every work of ours may always begin with Thee, and through Thee come to completion.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, April 25th - Rudder Allison - Jesuit Junior Classical League

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Junior Classical League.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

DEUS omnipotens, cuius est bona rerum et speciosa creatio, da nobis hunc diem in nomine tuo laetanter incipere, et in operosa tui fratrumque dilectione complere. Per Dominum nostrum. Amen.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, Thine are the good things and the beauty of creation. Grant us this day to begin it joyfully in Thy name and to complete it lovingly in service to Thee and our brothers. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, April 24th - Carl Quist - Jesuit Junior Classical League

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Junior Classical League.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

DOMINE Deus omnipotens, qui ad principium huius diei nos pervenire fecisti; tua nos hodie salva virtute; ut hac die ad nullum declinemus peccatum, sed semper ad tuam iustitiam faciendam nostra procedant eloquia, dirigantur cogitationes et opera. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

LORD GOD Almighty, Thou hast brought us safely to the beginning of this day. Defend us today by Thy mighty power, that we may not fall into any sin, but that all our words may so proceed and all our thoughts and actions be so directed, as to be always just in Thy sight. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, April 19th - Austin Montpas - Bowling Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Bowling Team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, guide me, teach me, strengthen me,
‘till I become such a person as thou would have me be;
pure and gentle,
truthful and high-minded,
brave and able,
courteous and generous,
dutiful and useful.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, April 18th - Matt Vincent- Bowling Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Bowling Team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

My God, relying on your infinite goodness and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, help of your grace, and life everlasting through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, April 17th - Jack Corrales - Bowling Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Bowling Team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God, our Father, I offer you today
all that I think and do and say.
I offer it with what was done
on earth by Jesus Christ, your Son.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, April 16th - Solon Hamer - Bowling Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Bowling Team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, we come to you before we begin our day's work:
we ask you to bless this day.
May we find whatever is good in the tasks we are set
and the time that we share.
Help us when we find some things too hard to understand;
Teach us to be fair and generous with one another;
So may we thank you for a day well spent.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, April 10th - Wilson Rasco ‘19 - Executive Ambassadors

This week morning prayer is being led by the Executive Ambassadors.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Lord Jesus, You made me and accept me, Yet challenge me today To grow in faith and share my beliefs As a follower of Your way.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, April 9th - Marco Marrero ‘19 - Executive Ambassadors

This week morning prayer is being led by the Executive Ambassadors.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Eternal God,
in whom mercy is endless
and the treasury of compassion
- inexhaustible,
look kindly upon us
and increase Your mercy in us,
that in difficult moments
we might not despair
nor become despondent,
but with great confidence
submit ourselves to Your holy will,
which is Love and Mercy itself.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, April 5 - Trevlan MacGregor ‘20 - Model UN

This week morning prayer is being led by the Model UN club.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 Almighty God,  

I acknowledge you as my first beginning and my last end, my creator and redeemer, My sanctification and my consummation, my God and my all. I thank you for your lavish gifts to me, to the whole human race, and to all creation.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, April 4 - Jonathan Reagan ‘19 - Model UN

This week morning prayer is being led by the Model UN club.

 In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, April 3 - Mathieu Lavault ‘18 - Model UN

This week morning prayer is being led by the Model UN club.

 Today we remember and pray for the 16 Palestinian souls that were lost at the Gaza Border Protest last week.

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

 

Lord God, we turn to you in these trying hours when conflict is a daily reality for our sisters and brothers in Israel and Palestine. We promise you to work to our utmost for peace and reconciliation in the region, but we know we cannot do it alone. We very much need the strength of your presence in our midst if we are to overcome the obstacles before us. So our prayer at this moment is that you add your support to our efforts, that you show yourself as a tower of strength in those moments when the barriers seem impassable. Together we can become beacons of hope for just and peaceful societies in the land so very dear to the peoples of your covenant.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

Tuesday, March 27th - Koob Yohannes

Next week, the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates holy week. Today we will pray the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian that is used during all the Lenten weekday services in the Orthodox Church.

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

 

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.

Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

Monday, March 26th - Mr. Dominic Golab

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

 

Lord,

help us throughout this most holy week,

to move ever closer to you as we relive Your Passion and Death.

You died on the cross and conquer death so that we may live.

No matter what our own crosses may be, grant us the graces to carry them as You once carried Yours.

And finally grant us the graces to love You and those around us as You do.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

Thursday, March 22nd - Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team

This week’s prayers are led by the Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team.

Let us pray:

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

 

Lord our God, Open our hearts

and minds to where you are

calling us to be at this time. Give

us the desire to worship you, at

all times. Listen with kindness to

our petitions and renew us

through your Spirit, so that

we may rejoice in your presence.

Grant that we may work with you

and fill this world with the gifts you

give us, so through these gifts of

justice, love, and peace we may have

life and may it be abundant.

May we listen more often to your

Word, and follow where you call us to be.

Have mercy on us, and fill us with a

spirit of love. We ask this through

Christ our Lord.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

Wednesday, March 21st - Aleksi Ramirez - Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team

This week’s prayers are led by the Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team.

Let us pray:

 In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

 

Lord our God, Open our hearts

and minds to where you are

calling us to be at this time. Give

us the desire to worship you, at

all times. Listen with kindness to

our petitions and lead us to be

open to You. Father, renew us

through Your Spirit, so that

we may rejoice in Your presence.

Grant that we may work with you

and fill this world with the gifts you

give us, so that through these gifts;

justice, love, and peace may be abundant.

May we listen more often to your

Word, and follow where you call us.

Have mercy on us, and fill us with a

spirit of love. We ask this through

Christ our Lord.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, March 20th - John Michael Lacina - Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team

This week’s prayers are led by the Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team.

Let us pray,

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

Lord God, into your hands

we place our successes, and

we also place our failures,

praying that, through your Spirit,

we may face the challenges of life.

Give us a persevering spirit

of service so that we may do

your will, so that in our lifetime

we may grow in strength and in

your service. Lead us to trust and

place ourselves confidently into your presence.

Grant that we may receive good

things from Your hands with

gratitude and accept the challenge

with patience. Fill our hearts with

Your Spirit and guide us at all times.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, March 19th - Flavio Calderon ‘18 - Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team

This week’s prayers are led by the Jesuit Varsity Soccer Team.

Let us pray,

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit; Amen.

Lord God, you love each of us and call us by

name: give us the gift of building up one

another, always looking forward to

doing your will. Give us the desire to

worship you, at all times. Father, renew

us through your Spirit, so that we may

rejoice in your presence. Grant that we

may work with you and fill this world

with the gifts you give us, so that through

these gifts; justice, love, and peace may be abundant. May we listen more often to

your Word, and follow where you call us.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Friday, March 9th

Today we continue to pray for our brother Guy as well as for all of us and our safety over the break ahead.

Let us pray.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord God, we can hope for others nothing better

than the happiness we desire for ourselves.

Therefore, I pray you, do not separate me after death

from those I tenderly loved on earth.

Grant that where I am they may be with me,

and that I may enjoy their presence in heaven

after being so often deprived of it on earth.

Lord God, I ask you to receive your beloved children

immediately into your life-giving heart.

After this brief life on earth,

Give them eternal happiness. Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

Thursday, March 8th

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

God, we come to you for comfort in our grief.

The absence of Guy creates within our lives an emptiness that hurts.

The darkness of grief clouds our vision and hides your light.

Come to us, heal us, strengthen our weak spirits

with sure faith in the Resurrection.

Surround his family with your love,

That they may not be overwhelmed by their loss,

but have confidence in your goodness,

And strength to meet the days to come.

Welcome Guy into your warm embrace,

Call us all one day to be reunited with him

and share forever the joy of your kingdom.


We ask all of this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Tuesday, March 6th - Jack Lynch - Varsity Baseball Team

This week’s morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Varsity Baseball Team.  

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Lord our God, you are our help and our comfort.

We look to you and to your promises.

Grant that we may remain full of courage in our personal concerns, so that we do not complain like fretful children, but cheerfully wait for your great victory on earth.

May we become your people.

Grant your Spirit to your people, not to a few but to the many.

Lord our God, we pray that your will may be done on earth as it is done in heaven.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Monday, March 5th - Tyler Murrah - Varsity Baseball Team

This week morning prayer is being led by the Jesuit Varsity Baseball Team.  

Father, clear our tired heads and fill our minds with expectation

Awake our slow bodies and energize our hearts with love in action.

Ignite our spirits and set this day on fire with promise.

Make the ordinary extraordinary.

Engage us, show us your kingdom alive

Help us to see that every waking moment

Is full of promise because of you.

Amen. 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thursday, March 1st - Mr. Jack Fitzsimmons - Ignatian Day Committee

This week as we explore the power of addiction we meditate on our susceptibility to the distractions that pull us away from God.  In his Suscipe Prayer, Saint Ignatius mentions three aspects of meditation: memory, understanding, and will.  As in the first principle and foundation, we are invited to shut out all the noise and distractions of everyday life and focus on that which matters most for our souls.  

 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

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, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, February 27th - Mrs. Gretchen Crowder - Ignatian Day Committee

The prayers this week are being led by the I-day committee. Last Friday, we asked you to think of a decision you are facing right now. Today, we pray for the Lord's guidance in all decisions, particularly the most difficult decisions.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

God, I face decisions on a daily basis, some choices are hard to make.

Not knowing what to chose can make me feel weak, helpless, and afraid.

Even in the midst of this, I know that you are the Lord.

I know that the situation is in Your hand, and I trust You.

I ask you for strength and for wisdom that I would be able to endure any situation I find myself in

and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name.

In your name we pray. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Monday, February 26th - Mr. David Williams - Ignatian Day Committee

St. Jude is often thought of as the Church’s forgotten apostle, and therefore is believed to intercede on our behalf in the case of lost causes.  Many treatment facilities adopt his image and his name is referenced in prayers for addicts and the terminally ill.  This week prayers will be centered around the topic of Addiction:  Wednesday’s IDay theme.  Today we will begin with a prayer of healing, calling to mind those in our community dealing with this disease.

 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

                                                                                               

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care. Pray for me; help me remember that I need not face my troubles alone. Join me when I am in need. Ask God to send me consolation in my sorrows.  Give me courage in my fears, and healing in the midst of my sufferings. Ask our loving God to fill me with the grace to accept whatever may lie ahead for me and my loved ones, and to strengthen my faith in God’s healing power. Thank you, St. Jude, for the promise of hope you hold out to all who believe, and inspire me to give this gift of hope to others as it has been given to me. Amen.

 

St. Jude and St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Thursday, February 22nd - Michael Keelan ‘18 - Hockey Team

Today the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Margaret of Cortona.

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Prayer: Lord, as we go to our work this day,

help us to take pleasure therein.

Show us clearly what our duty is,

help us to be faithful in doing it.

May all we do be well done, fit for thine eye to see.

Give us enthusiasm to attempt, patience to perform.

When we cannot love our work,

may we think of it as thy task,

and make what is unlovely beautiful through loving service,

for thy name’s sake. Amen

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Wednesday, February 21st - Nicholas Zang ‘19 - Hockey Team

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Dear Lord,

I do not know what will happen to me today. I only know that nothing will happen that was not foreseen by You, and directed to my greater good from all eternity. I adore Your holy and unfathomable plans, and submit to them with all my heart for love of You, the Pope, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Amen

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Tuesday, February 20th - Anthony Calabrese ‘18 - Hockey Team

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Almighty and ever-living God,
empower your one human family to join hands
on our journey of faith.
Send us your spirit of hope,
so that we may work
to alleviate human suffering
and foster charity and justice
in our world.
Amen

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Friday, February 16th - Mr. Raul Ornelas - Diversity and Inclusion Team

St. Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869 and enslaved as a child. Eventually she was sold to an Italian diplomat and taken to Italy, where she was later brought to freedom through the help of the Canossian Daughters of Charity. Through their guidance, she learned about God and served him faithfully.  St. Josephine became well loved by the children attending the sisters’ school and the local citizens. She died in 1947 and her canonization was in October of 2000.  

St. Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of Sudan, and also the patron saint of human trafficking. Today we pray for all victims of human trafficking and all families affected by the loss of their loved ones.

Let us Pray.


In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

St. Josephine Bakhita,

you were sold into slavery as a child and endured untold hardship and suffering.

Once liberated from your physical enslavement, you found true redemption in your encounter with Christ and his Church.

O St. Bakhita, assist all those who are trapped in a state of slavery;

Intercede with God on their behalf so that they will be released from their chains of captivity.

Those whom man enslaves, let God set free.

Provide comfort to survivors of slavery and let them look to you as an example of hope and faith.

Help all survivors find healing from their wounds.

We ask for your prayers and intercessions for those enslaved among us.

Amen.

St. Josephine and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thursday, February 15th - Mr. Raul Ornelas - Diversity and Inclusion Team

 

Today we remember Saint Martin de Porres who is a Roman Catholic Saint who lived between 1579-1639. He was well known for his humility and charity as well miraculous cures. He was kind and compassionate to the poor and the sick. He treated people without regards to their race, color or status. He is the Patron Saint of social justice.

So today we pray for living a just life like St. Martin of Porres. We also want to pray for the community of Parkland Florida, for the victims, families, and school. We stand in solidarity with them.

Let us pray

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

O Saint Martin, teach us to be generous with the gifts that God has given us. Make us sympathetic towards those who are suffering and afflicted. Pray to Our Redeemer and to Our Lady of Mercy that our hearts may not be hardened by sin and selfishness, but that we may always be kind and generous to our neighbors because they are the children of Our Heavenly Father. Amen.

St. Martin of Porres and St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Tuesday, February 13th - Mr. Raul Ornelas - Diversity and Inclusion Team

 

Servant of God Augustus Tolton, a former slave, was the first African American to be ordained a priest.  He was educated in Rome and ordained there in 1886. He founded the first black Catholic church in Chicago. The Chicago archdiocese formally opened his sainthood cause in 2010. In a progress report on his cause, it is said two cures for which there is believed to be no medical explanation have been submitted to church officials for verification. We pray for the continual work of Father Tolton and for peace, that are hearts always be open to love and embrace one another.

Let us pray

In the name of the Father

And of the Son

And of the Holy Spirit

Amen.

O God, we give you thanks for your servant and priest, Father Augustus Tolton,

who labored among us in times of contradiction,

times that were both beautiful and paradoxical.

His ministry helped lay the foundation for a truly Catholic gathering in faith in our time.

We stand in the shadow of his ministry.

May his life continue to inspire us

and imbue us with that confidence and hope

that will forge a new evangelization for the Church we love.

Amen.

Father Augustus Tolton and Saint Ignatius. Pray for us.

In the name of the Father

And of the Son

And of the Holy Spirit

Amen.

Monday, February 12th - Mr. Raul Ornelas - Diversity and Inclusion Team

This weeks prayers will be lead by Diversity and Inclusion. Today's prayer was written by Howard Thurman, an African-American author, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. As we continue to celebrate Black History Month we pray for justice, and for being alive and active in all our communities.  We would also like to pray for the continual recovery of senior Christian Lerma.  Let us pray.

 

Lord, Lord, Open Unto Me

Open unto me, light for my darkness

Open unto me, courage for my fear

Open unto me, hope for my despair

Open unto me, peace for my turmoil

Open unto me, joy for my sorrow

Open unto me, strength for my weakness

Open unto me, wisdom for my confusion

Open unto me, forgiveness for my sins

Open unto me, tenderness for my toughness

Open unto me, love for my hates

Open unto me, Thy Self for myself

Lord, Lord, open unto me!

In your name we pray. Amen.

St. Ignatius - PRAY FOR US.

- Howard Thurman, from "Meditations of the Heart"

Thurman who was born in 1899 and raised in the segregated South. He is recognized as one of the great spiritual leaders of the 20th century renowned for his reflections on humanity and our relationship with God. Thurman was a prolific author (writing at least 20 books); perhaps the most famous is Jesus and the Disinherited (1949), which deeply influenced Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Thurman was the first black person to be a tenured Dean at a PWI (Boston U). He also cofounded the first interracially pastored, intercultural church in the US.

Thursday, February 8th - Trey Ashmore - Tennis Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Tennis Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, February 7th - Reid Staples - Tennis Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Tennis Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God,

Please enlighten my mind with truth;

Inflame my heart with love;

Inspire my will with courage;

Enrich my life with service;

Pardon what I have been;

Sanctify what I am;

And order what I shall be.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, February 6th - Thomas Cluck - Tennis Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Tennis Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God,

our loving Father,

you know all my sins and failures,

my weaknesses and temptations.

I come to you with deep sorrow in my heart

for the wrong I have done

and for the good I have failed to do.

Forgive me,

accept me,

strengthen me,

now and always.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, February 5th - Thomas Woodbery - Tennis Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Tennis Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, guide me, teach me, strengthen me,

‘till I become such a person as you would have me be;

pure and gentle,

truthful and high-minded,

brave and able,

courteous and generous,

dutiful and useful. Amen.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, February 1st - Joey Rischard - JV Basketball Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the JV Basketball Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, we come to you as we begin our day's work:

we ask you to bless this day.

May we find whatever is good in the tasks we are set

and the time that we share.

Help us when we find some things too hard to understand;

Teach us to be fair and generous with one another;

So may we thank you for a day well spent.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, January 31st - Darryl Brown - JV Basketball Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the JV Basketball Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord,

lead us from death to life,

from falsehood to truth.

Lead us from despair to hope,

from fear to trust.

Let peace fill our hearts, our world and our universe.

Let us dream together, pray together and work together,

to build one world of peace and justice for all.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, January 30th - Eli Steger - JV Basketball Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the JV Basketball Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord Jesus, as I start this day.

I gaze at your face, your pierced side and your wounded heart showing God’s love for us.

Take, Lord, and receive my heart:

The words of faith that I speak,

the works of justice I would do,

my joys and sufferings.

May these be united with your own offering

for the life of the whole world.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, January 29th - Luke Lucido - JV Basketball Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the JV Basketball Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, as we go to our work this day,

help us to take pleasure in it.

Show us clearly what our duty is,

help us to be faithful in doing it.

May all we do be well done, fit for your eyes to see.

Give us enthusiasm to attempt, patience to perform.

When we cannot love our work,

may we think of it as your task,

making it beautiful through loving service,

for your name’s sake.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, January 25nd - Jakob Schau - Freshman Initiative Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Freshman Initiative Team.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I praise you, Lord, for this new day, for the sun that rises on the earth, for the life that rises in my spirit, for the hope that rises in my heart, and for the love that You have planted in my whole self through Jesus Christ, my Lord.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, January 22nd - Zachary Freeman - FIT

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the FIT.

Lord Jesus, as I start this day.

I gaze at your face, your pierced side and your wounded heart showing God’s love for us.

Take, Lord, and receive my heart:

The words of faith that I speak,

the works of justice I would do,

my joys and sufferings.

May these be united with your own offering

for the life of the whole world.

Amen

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, January 18th - Nathan Volle-Kobell - Swim Team

Good morning Jesuit,

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Jesuit Swim team.

Before we begin let us remember that we are in the presence of a loving God

In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly father, bless this day with your everlasting love , Help us to love, praise, and serve you with all of our love that you have bestowed upon us, and help us not only do this to you O Lord, but please give us the courage and strength and intelligence to do the same to our neighbors and even to our enemies.

In your name we pray. Amen.

St. Ingnatius, pray for us.

In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday , January 17th - Sean Holden- Swim Team

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Jesuit Swim team.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father, we gather in your presence in prayer and praise. We thank you for our health and happiness, for forgiveness and healing, for our talents, and for our friends. We thank you for the wonderful world you have given us to explore and to use to your greater glory. We thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ, your Son, who died that we might have life and live it to the full. Send your Spirit to accompany us on our daily journey. Give us wisdom that we may find you in all things. Give us understanding that we may learn our lessons well. Give us compassion that we may show your face to those we meet. Give us generosity that we may share the gifts you have given us. Give us faith that we may have confidence in ourselves. Above all give us love that we may bring joy into the lives of those around us.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, January 16th - Braden Barale - Swim Team

This week's morning prayer is being lead by the Jesuit Swim team.

 

Good morning Jesuit.

 

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

We pray the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel.

 

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

O Lord, grant us the grace today to desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

 

In Your Name we pray. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, January 11th - Mrs. Gretchen Crowder - Campus Ministry

This week’s prayers are being led by Campus Ministry.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Lord, help me to create a balanced life.

Help me to take time to enjoy life and be a person of gratitude,

Help me take time to love, to extend my hand in service to those around me.

Lord, remind me to take time to learn, to be disciplined and accountable.

Help me to make a difference in the small and big moments of my life.

Lord, help me to keep smiling, to be happy and true to myself.

Lord, infuse me with your spirit so I can create a life of balance, moderation, and simplicity.

And whatever my challenge, let it be an occasion to deepen my life’s purpose.

Author: Susan Burke, Notre Dame Book of Prayer



St. Ignatius.  Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, January 10th -Fr. Wally Sidney SJ - Campus Ministry

This week’s prayers are being led by Campus Ministry.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Let’s pray together this morning in the words of St. Paul –

Brothers and sisters,
Let our love be sincere;
Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good;
Anticipate one another in showing honor.
Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.
Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Have the same regard for one another;
​Do not be haughty but associate with the lowly;
​Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil;
​Be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all.
Live at peace with all.
If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
​If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

Let’s conclude with St. Ignatius’ Prayer for Generosity –

Lord, teach me to be generous,
Teach me to serve you as you deserve,
To give and not to count the cost,
To fight and not to heed the wounds,
To toil and not to seek for rest,
To labor and not to ask for reward
Except that of knowing that I’m doing your will.

St. Ignatius.  Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, January 9th - Ms. Sara Krusekopf - Campus Ministry

This week’s prayers are being led by Campus Ministry.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance that You walk through it with us. May all that we are and all that we do be placed in your hands today and every day.

Thank You for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use. May the work we do and the way we do it, bring new hope, new life, and courage to all we come in contact with this semester.

 

As we look to the semester ahead, make us ready, attentive, and available to hear you.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, January 8th - Mr. Daniel Dion - Campus Ministry

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family, and our friends.

Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-concious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color, or creed.

Let us keep God close to our hearts and to chant God’s name each day. Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth, and from wrong to right.

Let us remember that we are all one, embracing all, discriminating against none.

May our year be filled with peace, prosperity, and love. May God’s blessings shower upon us and bestow upon each of us a bright, healthy, and peaceful new year.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, December 18th - Ms. Tricia Gerber - Math Department

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Lord,

 

As we come to this moment at the end of the semester, let us take a deep breath and remember that you are with us.

Help us to trust in the intellect you have gifted us, and help us confidently set forth to demonstrate the ways we have grown this year.

Fill us with gratitude for all we have learned and those who have supported us on our journey.

Fill us with peace, that we don’t let anxiety or fear cloud our minds.

Fill us with wisdom, that we remember all that we have learned and that we have the insight to effectively apply our knowledge to our test today.

Most of all, fill us with faith in the steadfast knowledge that regardless of outcome, we are worthy, we are capable, and we are loved.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday, December 15th - Ms. Michele Elchlepp - Theology Department

Good morning. As we near the end of the first semester, let us give thanks for our time together this fall and let us recognize the many blessings we have received this year. We pray that all will do their best on their assessments and have a safe and joyous break.  

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Loving God,

We give you thanks for the blessings of this holy Advent season.

You are the source of life, of hope, and of all good things.

We look forward to the coming of the light of Christ at Christmas.

Help us to turn toward that light in our lives.

May we be people of peace and justice all the days of our lives.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, December 14th - Mr. Max von Schlehenried - Science Department

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Loving God, we are grateful for this wonderful enterprise you have invited us to, this journey called life. Grace us with your gift of hope so that we might never lose faith in your loving presence which is always ready to lead us down the right road. Help us to trust that you will never leave us alone or let us grow weary but give us the strength of eagles’ wings so that we can live our life to its fullest. We thank you for the gift of our education and this journey we are on. At the end of this semester help us focus on the journey rather than only today. We ask this all in your loving name.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, December 13th - Joel Astbury - Jesuit Recycling Club

Good morning, this week’s prayer are lead by the Jesuit Recycling Club

Today we pray for the graces to study well and prepare for our assessments beginning tomorrow.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Lord, as I prepare for this examination,

let your strength and your wisdom be present to me.

May I revise my work thoroughly.

May I understand what it is I have to know.

May my memory be reliable and orderly.

May I be calm and focused on the task ahead.

May I know and feel the love and support of my family and friends.

And may you, the author and creator of all things, enlighten me.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

St. Aloysius Gonzaga and St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, December 12th - Andrew Wright - Jesuit Recycling Club

Good morning, this week’s prayer are lead by the Jesuit Recycling Club.

Today we pray a petition for God’s continued protection of the world and for Him to strengthen us to treat nature with respect.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

O Lord, bless all of your creatures as a sign of Your wondrous love and grant us the grace to respect and care for Your creation.

O Lord, help us to end the suffering of the poor and bring healing to all of your creation and help us to use our technological inventiveness to undo the damage we have done to Your creation and to sustain Your gift of nature.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga and St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Monday, December 11th - Noah Johnson - Jesuit Recycling Club

Good morning, this week’s prayer are lead by the Jesuit Recycling Club

Today we pray the Blessing For the Products of Nature

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Blessed are you, O God,

Creator of the universe,

who have made all things good

and given the earth for us to cultivate.

Grant that we may always use created things gratefully

and share your gift with those in need,

out of the love of Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga and St. Ignatius, Pray for us

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, December 7th - Ethan Gan-Dy - Engineering Society

Good morning, this week’s prayer will be lead by the Jesuit Engineering Society.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Lord, teach me to be generous:

to serve you as you deserve;

to give and not to count the cost;

to fight and not to heed the wounds;

to toil and not to seek to rest;

to labour and to ask for no reward

save that of knowing I do your will.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, December 6th - JP Moore - Engineering Society

Good morning, this week’s prayer will be lead by the Jesuit Engineering Society.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

I will exalt you, my God the King;

    I will praise your name for ever and ever.

Every day I will praise you

    and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;

    his greatness no one can fathom.

One generation commends your works to another;

    they tell of your mighty acts.

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—

    and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]

They tell of the power of your awesome works—

    and I will proclaim your great deeds.

They celebrate your abundant goodness

    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, December 5th - Luke Theivagt - Engineering Society

Good morning, this week’s prayer will be lead by the Jesuit Engineering Society.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday, December 4th - Will Norris - Engineering Society

Good morning, this week’s prayer will be lead by the Jesuit Engineering Society.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Lord, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our stockings. Tragedy arrives as innocent victims suffer, and an inner voice whispers, “Be afraid!” We need your peace, Jesus. We confess that our hearts are too often filled with wonder of a different kind: wondering when the bills will be paid, when the terror will stop, when rest will come. Will it ever? Is the message still true? In a world where worry, not peace, prevails, stir up that good news again. This Advent, make it real in our hearts. Never have we needed Your joy and peace more than now. Thank You for the gift of Jesus, our Immanuel, the Word made flesh. We not only need Your peace and joy; Lord, we crave it. You’ve promised rest for the weary, victory for the battle-scarred, peace for the anxious, and acceptance for the broken hearted—not just at Advent, but every day of every year. Your name is still called “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” and “The Prince of Peace.” We know that peace on earth can only come when hearts find peace with You. You are still our Joy. You are still our Peace. You are no longer a babe in the manger. You are Lord of lords and King of kings. And we still celebrate You as Lord—this Christmas and always.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday, December 1st  - Ryan Caesar, nSJ

Good morning. Many Jesuit Saints are celebrated in the month of November, and this week's prayers will highlight some of them, and how they served Christ the King. Let's this week remember in our prayers the first year Jesuit novices, who today finish the Spiritual Exercises, the 30 day silent retreat, especially the Jesuit Dallas alums: Sully McCormick and Myles Kelley.

Today, we pray with St. Edmund Campion and his companions, the Jesuit Martyrs of England, whose feast day is today. During the persecution of the Catholic Church after the Reformation, St. Edmund Campion and his companions volunteered to be missionaries to the remaining Catholics in England. He boldly preached the authority of Christ the King above the secular leadership, so he, along with many other Catholic priests, was put to death for opposing Queen Elizabeth on the charge of high treason.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Almighty and eternal God, who raised up among the peoples of England and Wales the Holy martyrs Edmond Campion and his companions, and willed that they be conformed to Christ who gave His life to redeem the world, grant that we may have the courage to proclaim your truth with our words and actions, and be strengthened by the example of the English martyrs. May our hearts and minds expand, so that we can set aside our own interests and seek only Your greater glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. John Berchmans, pray for us.

Blessed Miguel Pro, pray for us.

St. Stanislaus Kostka, pray for us.

St. Edmund Campion and Companions, pray for us.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday, November 30th - Tucker Redding, SJ

Good morning. Many Jesuit Saints are celebrated in the month of November, and this week's prayers will highlight some of them, and how they served Christ the King. Let's this week remember in our prayers the first year Jesuit novices, who are in the last days of the Spiritual Exercises, the 30 day silent retreat, especially the Jesuit Dallas alums: Sully McCormick and Myles Kelley.

Today, we pray with St. Stanislaus Kostka, whose feast day was on November 13th. Stanislaus walked over 300 miles from Belgium to Rome alone in order to join the Jesuits, since he was told that he was too young to join in his home country. After entering, he lived as a novice for 10 months, full of fervor and holiness, before catching a serious illness. He died at the age of 17. Because of this, he is the patron saint of Jesuit Novices.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Oh God, who loved St. Stanislaus Kostka for his youthful devotion and courageous perseverance, grant that we may, like him, waste no time by delaying following You, and may live our lives in imitation of his eager service. May Stanislaus, who walked across Europe in order to serve You, our King, inspire us to work hard to bring about Your Kingdom. We pray for Mr. Caesar and all Jesuit Novices, that they may find inspiration in the life of St. Stanislaus, and may grow in tireless love of service to You and Your Church. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. John Berchmans, pray for us.
Blessed Miguel Pro, pray for us.
St. Stanislaus Kostka, pray for us.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Wednesday, November 29th - Tom Croteau, SJ

Good morning. Many Jesuit Saints are celebrated in the month of November, and this week's prayers will highlight some of them, and how they served Christ the King. Let's this week remember in our prayers the first year Jesuit novices, who are in the last days of the Spiritual Exercises, the 30 day silent retreat, especially the Jesuit Dallas alums: Sully McCormick and Myles Kelley.

Today, we pray with Blessed Miguel Pro of Mexico, whose feast day was last Thursday. He died a martyr at the age of 36 at the hands of the Mexican government, which had outlawed Catholicism and were persecuting priests and male and female religious.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God our Father, draw us to yourself, so that following the example of Blessed Miguel Pro, we may not spare our lives, but spend them most willingly for the growth of your Kingdom. Like Miguel Pro, give us the grace when faced with adversity to persevere in serving You and Your people. May we be inspired to serve you no matter the cost, and when tempted to turn away from You, give us the courage to proclaim Viva Christo Rey, long live Christ the King, choosing only to do what brings us closer to You. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. John Berchmans, pray for us.
Blessed Miguel Pro, pray for us.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, November 28th – Ryan Caesar, nSJ

 

Good morning. Many Jesuit Saints are celebrated in the month of November, and this week's prayers will highlight some of them, and how they served Christ the King. Let's this week remember in our prayers the first year Jesuit novices, who are in the last days of the Spiritual Exercises, the 30 day silent retreat, especially the Jesuit Dallas alums: Sully McCormick and Myles Kelley.

Today, we pray with St. John Berchmans, whose feast was celebrated this past Sunday alongside the feast of Christ the King. St. John died while studying philosophy at the age of 20, and is Patron Saint of Jesuit scholastics.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Oh God, who invites us always to give you our love, and delight in our generosity, grant that following the example of the youthful St. John Berchmans, we may seek You in all things and please You in all that we do. We pray for all Jesuit Scholastics, that they may be set aflame with love of You which animated St. John Berchmans. May You now and always be the King of their hearts, that they may serve You and Your Church, and inspire others to do the same. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

St. John Berchmans, pray for us.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday, November 14th – Michelle Smith

 

This week the prayers are being led by the Ignatian Day Team on the theme of Christian Relationships with Others. This week we celebrate not only our individual families but our global family by looking at the diversity of celebrations in the holiday season. We stand in solidarity with others who we believe to be children of God.

Today we pray for Solidarity with our Jewish Brothers and Sisters

During the holiday season, our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrate the festival of lights, or Hanukkah.  The holiday commemorates the second century defeat of the Syrian-Greeks, who were occupying the Holy Land, by a small Jewish group led by Judah the Maccabee.  Upon defeat, the Jews lit the candles in the temple using the only olive oil left - the equivalent of a one day supply.  The candles burned for eight days, hence the eight days of Hanukkah.

 

Let’s us pray, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

Heavenly Father,

We pray that our Jewish brothers and sisters have a blessed celebration of Hanukkah.  

We pray that we are inspired by their story of faith and perseverance - even against great odds.  May the light of the season shine hope and faith into the hearts of all Your people.

 

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

November 13, 2017 - Tim Murphy

This week the prayers are being led by the Ignatian Day Team on the theme of Christian Relationships with Others. This week we celebrate not only our individual families but our global family by looking at the diversity of celebrations in the holiday season. We stand in solidarity with others who we believe to be children of God.

Today we pray for Solidarity with our Buddist Brothers and Sisters


During the holiday season, our Buddist brothers and sisters celebrate Bodhi Day to honor the enlightenment of Siddartha Guatama under a Bodhi tree 2500 years ago.  It is believed that Siddartha meditated under a bodhi tree for three days until he reached total enlightenment or nirvana - from then on referred to as Buddha.  Like Siddartha, Buddist focus on spiritual development and seek their own enlightenment through meditation and a life of peace, kindness, and wisdom.  Some traditional celebrations of Bodhi Day include meditation, lighting a candle for 30 days, decorating the house with Buddha statues and bright colors, or performing acts of kindness for other people.

Let’s us pray, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Heavenly Father,

We pray that our Buddhist brothers and sisters have a blessed celebration of Bodhi Day.  

Help us to honor them by offering our own acts of kindness to one another.  

May their quest for peace and wisdom inspire all of us as to be the agents of Your love and peace in the world.  

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

St. Ignatius - Pray for Us

November 9, 2017 - Homeroom Teachers

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit’s varsity basketball team, who begin their regular season games this Friday.

 

We continue to remember all those in our world who are suffering because of acts of violence. We also keep our seniors going on retreat in our prayers today.

 

Also, on the fourth day of National Vocation Awareness Week, we remember in our prayers the intention that the young people in our community, particularly our Jesuit community, may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life.  

Together we pray the Supice

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

November 8, 2017 - Connor Wilson - Class of ‘19

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit’s varsity basketball team, who begin their regular season games this Friday.

 

We continue to remember all those in our world who are suffering because of acts of violence. We also keep our seniors going on retreat in our prayers today.

 

Also, on the third day of National Vocation Awareness Week, we remember in our prayers the intention that the young people in our community, particularly our Jesuit community, may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life.  

Together we pray the Anima Christi

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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 sacred wounds hide me. From the wicked enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me And bid me come to you that with your saints I may praise your forever and ever.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

November 7, 2017 - Reid Hatzmann - Class of ‘18

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit’s varsity basketball team, who begin their regular season games this Friday.

 

We begin today’s prayer in remembering all the victims of Sunday’s shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We ask God that He may bring consolation and strength to the people of that community, and we pray for the souls of all those who tragically passed away.

 

Also, on the second day of National Vocation Awareness Week, we remember in our prayers the intention that the young people in our community, particularly our Jesuit community, may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life.  

A Personal Prayer of Pedro Arrupe, SJ

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Grant me, O Lord, to see everything now with new eyes, to discern and test the spirits that help me read the signs of the times, to relish the things that are yours, and to communicate them to others. Give me the clarity of understanding that you gave Ignatius.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

November 6, 2017 - Chris Hill - Jesuit Faculty/Head Basketball Coach

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit’s varsity basketball team, who begin their regular season games this Friday.

 

We begin today’s prayer in remembering all the victims of yesterday’s shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. We ask God that He may bring consolation and strength to the people of that community, and we pray for the souls of all those who tragically passed away.

 

Also, on the first day of National Vocation Awareness Week, we remember in our prayers the intention that the young people in our community, particularly our Jesuit community, may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life.  

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God bless our families, our friends, our teams, our country, the soldiers who protect it, and please give us strength to handle anything that comes our way.

We ask this in Christ our lord. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

November 3, 2017 - Spencer Grant - Class of ‘18

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit Stage and Film’s cast for the fall theatre production, The Outsiders.

 

A Prayer from Psalm 139

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

 

How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand —  when I awake, I am still with you.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

November 2, 2017 - Jake Mandell - Class of ‘20

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit Stage and Film’s cast for the fall theatre production, The Outsiders.

 

A Prayer by Adrian Porter SJ

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father, you are creator of the universe

and author of all that surrounds our lives.

Send us your Spirit of wisdom as we study.

Let our efforts lead us to a deeper knowledge of you, of your people and of your world.

May we find you, our Creator and Lord, our God and Saviour, in all things, Father, Son and Spirit. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 31, 2017 - Jonathan Coxon - Class of ‘18

Good Morning,

This week’s morning prayers will be led by Jesuit Stage and Film’s cast for the fall theatre production, The Outsiders.

 

Let us continue to pray for those still devastated from the recent hurricanes in Houston and Puerto Rico as well as the earthquakes in Mexico City. May they and their families be comforted by and open to seeing God's love.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord God, you are our source of ultimate strength. Lift up those who have fallen. Sustain those who work to rebuild after a natural disaster. Fill us with hope and remind us that you make all things new. You are our rock and our redeemer. We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 30, 2017 - Trevlan McGregor - Class of ‘20

Good Morning,

This week morning prayer will be led by Jesuit Stage and Film’s cast for the fall theatre production, The Outsiders.

 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

Almighty, eternal God, I acknowledge

You as my first beginning and my last end,

my creator and redeemer, my sanctification

and my consummation, my God and my all.

I thank You for your lavish gifts to me, to

the whole human race, and to all creation.

 

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

 

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

October 26, 2017 - Tyler Murrah - Class of ‘20

Good morning,

This week morning prayer is being led by the Baseball team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

Saint Ignatius and St. Augustine, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 25, 2017 - Jack Lynch - Class of ‘19

Good morning,

This week morning prayer is being led by the Baseball team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might. May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD, and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever. Help all of us make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 24, 2017 - Luke Przybylski - Class of ‘18

Good morning,

This week morning prayer is being led by the Baseball team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. I need hope for a calm and joyful future. I need hope for love and kindness. I pray for peace and safety. Some say that the sky is at it's darkest just before the light. I pray that this is true, for today seems stormy and dim. I need your light, Lord, in every way. I pray to be filled with your light. Help me to walk in your light, and live my life in faith and service.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 23, 2017 - Cole Beach - Class of ‘18

Good morning,

This week morning prayer is being led by the Baseball team.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord, grant us faith. The faith that removes the mask from the world and manifests God in all things; the faith that enables everything to be seen in another light; that shows us the greatness of God and lets us see our own littleness; that shows us Christ where our eyes only see a poor person; that shows us the Savior where we feel only pain. O Lord, grant us faith that inspires us to undertake everything that God wants without hesitation, without shame, without fear, and without ever retreating; the faith that fears neither danger, nor sorrow, nor death; the faith that knows how to go through life with calm, peace, and profound joy, and that makes the soul completely indifferent to everything that is not you.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 18, 2017 - First Ignatian Day Team

This week the prayers are being sponsored by the first Ignatian Day Team. As we continue to explore Christian Relationships with Women this week and recall what we heard last Friday in prayer service, let us join our hearts in prayer this morning.

Today we honor all women who have been mothers to us in this life.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit

All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old.

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.

We remember mothers. grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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October 17, 2017 - First Ignatian Day Team - Christian Relationships with Women

This week the prayers are being sponsored by the first Ignatian Day Team. As we continue to explore Christian Relationships with Women this week and recall what we heard last Friday in prayer service, let us join our hearts in prayer this morning.

Today we remember St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native born American Saint. Among other accomplishments, Seton and her fellow sisters started the first free Catholic school in America.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Let us pray,

Lord God,

You blessed Elizabeth Seton with gifts of grace;

As wife and mother, educator and foundress,

So that she might spend her life in service to your people.

Through her example and prayers

May we learn to express our love for you

In love for our fellow men and women.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

St. Ignatius and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

October 16, 2017 - First Ignatian Day Team - Christian Relationships with Women

This week the prayers are being sponsored by the first Ignatian Day Team. As we continue to explore Christian Relationships with Women this week and recall what we heard last Friday in prayer service, let us join our hearts in prayer this morning.

Today we remember St. Teresa of Calcutta. The whole of Mother Teresa’s life and labor bore witness to the joy of loving, the greatness and dignity of every human person, the value of little things done faithfully and with love, and the surpassing worth of friendship with God.  But there was another heroic side of this great woman that was revealed only after her death. Mother Teresa felt distant from the Lord during the majority of her ministry. She relied on her great faith, even in times of darkness, to sustain her. She was canonized in 2016.

Let us pray. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Jesus called you to bring the light of His love to those who live in darkness. By tender, loving care for the poorest and the neediest, you became the sign of God’s presence, His love and compassion in the midst of suffering and pain.

Following your example, help us to recognize the face of Jesus in our suffering brothers and sisters and to serve Him with humility and joy. Teach us to be carriers of God’s tender love and mercy and so bear witness that God still loves the world through each one of us.
Amen

St. Ignatius and St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen


October 12, 2017 - Jack Griffiths - Class of ‘19

Our prayer this morning is a modified selection from the Debaters Code, created by Dr. Tuna Snyder, renowned debate evangelist:

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear God – we ask that you help us to remember that through You all things are possible.  We ask that you provide the strength to I will apply my criticism of others to myself  and to see myself in others

We ask for your help in making sure in my life when I am debating  with others  I listen to what others are saying  and not just using the best arguments I can to support the side I am on

God, we ask for the humility and courage to respect others’ right to freedom of speech and expression even though we may disagree with them

God, ensure that as I move forward I am an advocate in life beyond Jesuit, siding with those in need and willing to speak truth to power

 

St. Ignatius, and St Justin Martyr,  pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 11, 2017 - Koob Yohannes - Jesuit Faculty

Good morning.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

A Prayer of Perfect Resignation by St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J

My God, I do not know what must come to me today. But I am certain that nothing can happen to me that you have not foreseen, decreed, and ordained from all eternity. That is sufficient for me. I adore your impenetrable and eternal designs, to which I submit with all my heart. I desire, I accept them all, and I unite my sacrifice to that of Jesus Christ, my divine Savior. I ask in his name and through his infinite merits, patience in my trials, and perfect and entire submission to all that comes to me by your good pleasure.

St. Ignatius and St. Joseph Pignatelli, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 10, 2017 - Jacob Bartkoski - Class of ‘19

Good morning.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Prayer of St. Peter Faber, SJ

Jesus Christ, may your death be my life and in your dying may I learn how to live. May your struggles be my rest, Your human weakness my courage, Your embarrassment my honor, Your passion my delight, Your sadness my joy, in your humiliation may I be exalted. In a word, may I find all my blessings in your trials.

St. Ignatius and St. Peter Faber, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 9, 2017 - Dawson Moore - Class of ‘18

Good morning.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 5, 2017 - Adam Hall - Class of ‘20

Let us continue to pray for Conner Sims and his family.  May his family be comforted by and open to seeing God's love.  

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

God, please help me to have the humility to listen to other people’s perspectives, especially when I disagree.  I ask for Your Guidance to help me to be grateful for the diversity of opinions and to see freedom to express those opinions as force for strengthening community.  God, provide me the strength to be respectful that other people’s experiences are valid because they are their experiences.  And God, I ask that you help me to speak up when I see others disrespecting someone because of their race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.

St. Ignatius and St Justin Martyr, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 4, 2017 - Garrett Nagorzanski - Class of ‘20

Let us continue to pray for the soul of Conner Sims and his family.  May his family be comforted by and open to seeing God's love.  

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Francis.  

A Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi -

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

St. Ignatius, St. Francis and St Justin Martyr, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 3, 2017 - Ben Miller - Class of ‘18

St. Justin Martyr is the patron saint of apologists, lecturers, orators, philosophers, and speakers – and debaters, having opened a school for public debate in Rome as a part of his ministry. He gives us the example of taking the time to know why we believe what we believe and speaking up about it.  

Let us continue to pray for the soul of Conner Sims and his family.  May his family be comforted by and open to seeing God's love.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

As patron of philosophers, let Saint Justin inspire us to use our natural powers–especially our power to know and understand–in the service of others. Since we are prone to error, especially in reference to the deep questions concerning life and existence, we should also be willing to correct and check our natural thinking in light of spiritual truth. Thus we will be able to say with the learned saints of the Church: I believe in order to understand, and I understand in order to believe.

St. Ignatius and St Justin Martyr, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

September 28, 2017 - Patrick Rodenbaugh - Class of ‘18

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

We pray the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel.

 

St. Michael the Archangel,

defend us in battle.

Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou,

O Prince of the heavenly hosts,

by the power of God,

thrust into hell Satan,

and all the evil spirits,

who prowl about the world

seeking the ruin of souls.

in Your name we pray, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

 

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

September 27, 2017 - Koob Yohannes - Jesuit Faculty

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

September 26, 2017 - Ranger Band - Sam Eppich - Class of ‘ 18

Good Morning. Let us continue to pray for the people affected by natural disasters in recent weeks. May these communities find refuge in God's love.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Please join me in saying the Serenity Prayer

 

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

September 25, 2017 - Ranger Band - Liam Leahy - Class of ‘ 20

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We pray for those who are suffering from the destruction caused by disasters across the globe and specifically those affected recently by hurricanes.

We also pray for each other and our success in our everyday endeavors.

We pray for the focus, determination and desire to excel today and daily spiritually, academically and athletically.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

September 21, 2017 - Varsity Football Team - Austin Wood - Class of ‘ 20

In the name of the Father...

God,

As we make our way through this busy week, we ask that you keep our minds and hearts focused on your will and we thank you for all of the things in our lives we may take for granted. Today we pray for the victims of hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria and the earthquake in Mexico that they may be given strength in their time of need. For those feeling overwhelmed in school, may God give them the grace of comfort and strength.

Amen.

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 20, 2017 - Varsity Football Team - Noah Villasana - Class of ‘ 19

In the name of the Father...

O Lord God,

School is not always easy,

And some days, it is very difficult,

and I struggle to relax

and be at peace.

Yet I know that you will give me

patience, wisdom, and courage,

to be excellent in every way,

and you will help me love others,

as you love me. Amen

Amen.

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 19, 2017 - JV Football Team - David Reichert - Class of ‘ 19

In the name of the Father...

Lord we thank you and praise you for the opportunity to serve your will today. Please give us the strength and courage to do just that. Help us to leave our comfort and abandon our wills for yours. Gracious God we remember those times we have failed to do what is right, and we ask for the resolve to love and sacrifice as you do.

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,

by the power of God

cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits

who prowl throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 18, 2017 - JV Football Team -Rance Holman - Class of ‘ 20

In the name of the Father...

Lord God Almighty,

You have brought us safely to the beginning of this day.

 Defend us by Your mighty power,

that this day we may not fall into sin,

but that all our words may be spoken and all our thoughts and actions directed in such a manner as always to be pleasing in Your sight.

Through Christ our Lord.

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 14, 2017 - The Roundup - Jacob Totah - Class of ‘ 18

Today we continue to remember and pray for Ellen Naughton, the mother of Patrick Naughton, and her family.

In the name of the Father...

Hail Mary, full of grace.

Our Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 13, 2017 - The Roundup - Kota Ueshima -Class of ‘19

In the name of the Father...

Gracious God, your word of peace stills the storms that rage in our world. Bring hope to all persons and places that know devastation in the calm following the winds and rains of Hurricane Irma and Harvey. Bring comfort to those who grieve the loss of loved ones and property. Let your love be known through those who work to bring order to the chaos. Help us to shoulder the burden of suffering and make us bearers of hope that can be found in you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Amen

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 12, 2017 - The Roundup - Grayson Godfrey -Class of ‘18

In the name of the Father...

Let us keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in our hearts and minds today. Let us also pray for those who are struggling emotionally, financially, and spiritually, and that they find peace in the Lord and within themselves.

Amen

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father…

September 11, 2017 - The Roundup - Mathieu Lavault -Class of ‘18

In the name of the Father...

God, please help us feel the struggle of those experiencing nature’s unforgiving power,

Help them resist the many problems they are facing at the moment,

whether being lost ones, power outages, and economic hardships lying ahead in their uncertain future,

May you guide us to be good samaritans and come to their needs,

Also help us to remember those affected on the terrible afternoon of September 11, 2001, that their souls may

be resting in a better place where you are there for them,

May your ultimate love and kindness help our country strive to be better citizens willing to work together for the good of our country’s future,

In Jesus's name, we pray,

Amen

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father...

September 7, 2017 - Hank Bitterman, Varsity Football Class of ‘18

Dear Lord,

In the name of the Father...

Today let me have the ability to see you in others in everything I do. I also ask that you look out for those who are in danger right now. We keep in mind those affected by hurricane Harvey and are praying for the safety of those in south Florida preparing for hurricane Irma.

In the Lord’s name we pray, our Father...

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father...

September 6, 2017 - Nicky Prendergast, Varsity Football Class of ‘18

Good morning,

In the name of the Father...

God, help me love as you love, grant me the power to remember your love for us in all times of adversity and strength to push through my trials and tribulations. In Jesus’s name let me strengthen my relationship with you in everything I do now and forever. Amen

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

In the name of the Father..

September 5, 2017 - Jacob Jowdy, Varsity Football Class of ‘18

Good morning,

In the name of the Father...

As we begin to start the day, may we keep in our prayers all those impacted by hurricane Harvey. May they recover and heal back to full strength.

My God I am sorry for my sins with all my heart, in choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you, whom I should live above all things. I firmly intend with your help to do penance to sin no more and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our savior, Jesus Christ, suffered and died for us. In his name, my God have mercy.  Amen

 

In the name of the Father...

 

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

August 31, 2017 - Pato Guerrero, Class of ‘21

Good morning,

In the name of the Father...

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the opportunity to receive an education at Jesuit. We continue to pray for Hurricane Harvey's victims, that they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible and find comfort in You. We pray for all the football teams to do well in their games today and this weekend, and everyone else starting sports and extracurriculars. We ask this through Christ our Lord... Amen

 

In the name of the Father...

 

St. Ignatius... Pray for us

August 30, 2017 - Silas Hartman, Class of ‘20

Good morning. We pray today for all of the students here at Jesuit to have a great school year.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Lord, we ask for your help as we begin this new school year. Allow us to experience your presence in the many blessings you put before us. Open our eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings. Open our hearts and minds to new friends and new teachers. Give us a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with our studies and courage to accept new opportunities. Help us to be attentive to one another and let us experience your presence in our new friends. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

August 29, 2017 - Carl Quist, Class of ‘19

Good morning.

Before we begin, let us remember that we stand in the Holy presence of God.

Together, we pray the Anima Christi

In the name of the Father…

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.

Saints Ignatius and Aloysius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father…

August 28, 2017 - Jonathan Coxon, Class of ‘18

Compassionate Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by

Hurricane Harvey. We remember those who have lost their lives

so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by

grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them

with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal

their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage

to face the long road of rebuilding ahead.

We ask your blessing on all those who have lost their homes, their

livelihoods, their security and their hope. Bless the work of relief

agencies and those providing emergency assistance. May their work

be guided by the grace and strength that comes from You alone.

Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, in aid to the

best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of those

affected, even after the crisis is over. We ask this in Jesus' name,

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

Source: Catholic Relief Services

August 25, 2017 - Gretchen Crowder, Director of Campus Ministry

Heavenly Father,

As we gather together this morning,

we take a moment to thank you for blessings of the past two days.

Teach us to be the empathetic, humble, tender, and courageous people

Mr. Garrison challenged us to be.

May we be brave enough to hear Your voice in our hearts,

as we seek to discover Your will for us.

Help us to be studious, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.

Encourage us to seek balance this year

- to intentionally find time to increase

our spiritual, mental, and physical health.

Increase our compassion for others and for ourselves

as we experience both successes and challenges ahead.  

And may we always be a source of support, encouragement, and love to one another.

We ask these things through Christ our Lord.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

Adapted from Prayer for the Start of a New School Year, Jesuit Schools Network

August 24, 2017 - Mike Earsing, President

For many of us our earliest recollection of praying is a prayer said to our Guardian Angel.

 

Psalm 91: 10-12 A heavenly spirit assigned by God to watch over each of us during our lives. The doctrine of angels is part of the Church's tradition. The role of the guardian angel is both to guide us to good thoughts, works and words, and to preserve us from evil.

Pope Francis says God has given everybody a Guardian Angel to accompany us and offer advice and protection, an Angel to whom we should listen with meekness and respect.

This morning, our first full day of Jesuit …. We pray for each other.  Think about your friends, your family, your teachers, your coaches and all those you care for and love –especially your Jesuit Brothers.   As we pray...

Guardian Angel, watch over those whose names you can read in my heart. Guard over them with every care and make their way easy and their labors fruitful. Dry their tears if they weep; sanctify their joys; raise their courage if they weaken; restore their hope if they lose heart, their health if they be ill, truth if they err, repentance if they fail.

And for us - Help us to keep in our minds and hearts the words of Mr. Garrison from yesterday’s Prayer Service.   Have us put into practice Humility, Empathy and tenderness.  Help us to be courageous in these efforts.  

Amen.  

 St. Ignatius…pray for us.

August 23, 2017 - Faculty Missioning Prayer over the Students

Heavenly Father,

bless these students before us.

Help each of them to know

who they are and what they stand for.

Grant them the desire to be

a catalyst for light and love,

and to bring inspiration

to all those they encounter.

May they have the strength to stand

tall in the face of conflict,

and the courage to be a voice

that speaks for love,

even when they are afraid.

May they have the humility

to follow their hearts,

and the passion to live their souls’ desires.

May they seek to know the highest truth

and dismiss those things that drive

them away from knowing You.

May they embrace both

moments of light and of dark

as they journey through this year ahead.

May they be brave enough to hear their heart

and let it soften

that they may gracefully choose

Faith over fear,

Empathy over apathy,

Tenderness over indifference,

Unity over division.

May they be engulfed by Your love for them.

Let their encounters with us be

an experience of this love of Yours.

Help us to mentor and guide them

on their journeys.

Help them to know,

through our actions and words,

that they are worthy and they are loved.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

*Adapted from a prayer by Debbie Ford, Xavier University