True Consecration to God
September 22, 2008

A common human tendency is to ask, “What’s in it for me?” Unfortunately, this attitude can infect our religious devotion and cause us focus on what God can do for me instead of the essential question, “What can I do for God?”

Ignatius of Loyola (Spanish church reformer and mystic, founder of the Society of Jesus) wrote the following prayer, which can effectively serve as an antidote to self-proccupied religion:

Teach us, good Lord, 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 ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen

What kind of prayers are you praying?