Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Prayer for Difficult Times by Ignatius of Loyola

This prayer is shared by RevTrev, which he linked specifically to depression. Between that link and my preparations to be immersed in Ignatian thought over the next few years, I share it here:
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.