Ignatian Educator's Prayer

St. Ignatius LoyolaLoving God, our world is indeed charged with your grandeur for you labor with and for us in all things to bring about the fullness of your Kingdom where justice, love and peace will reign in the hearts of all your people.

Teach us, Lord, to be generous,

Teach us to serve you as you deserve,

To lead our students to find joy in learning and to thirst for greater and deeper knowledge of how they are called to labor with you in the wonder and mystery of your ongoing work of creation,

To witness for our students the personal love and care that you have for each of us so that they might attain the knowledge and freedom to achieve their full potential as young men and women created in your image and likeness,

To teach as Jesus did so that by following his example our students will grow up to be men and women in service with and for others as well as leading discerners of your Spirit in the communities in which they live, work and worship,

To form our students into persons of intellectual competence, moral integrity and religious conviction whose actions are informed by conscience, infused with compassion and inspired by a commitment to a faith that seeks justice for all your people, particularly among the poor, the suffering and the neglected.

Bless us, Lord, and our mission as Ignatian educators. Guide us with your Spirit that we may continually grow as a community of companions in the ministry of teaching, working with and learning from one another to discern how best to accompany our students on their journeys to becoming men and women of the magis, asking always what more they can do for your greater honor and glory.

Amen.

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“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will…”

St. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, §234.