Pray to God, allowing for the transformation of your being and feelings. Give to God what you have found in your heart.
As I move to prayer, the Suscipe by Ignatius of Loyola comes to mind as being particularly suited to this text:
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.
Loving God, help me to understand the true gift of your son’s emptying of self. Give me the knowledge and the openness to realize the things that I must empty myself of. By this emptying, may I be filled with love and so bring your presence to all the world. AMEN!
Chase M. Becker
© And Every Tongue Should Confess, Suzanne Moore, 2004. The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.