Lord my God,
when Your love spilled over into creation
you thought of me.
Let my heart, God, always
and enjoy your goodness in all of creation.
Direct all that is in me toward your praise.
Teach me reverence for every person, all things.
Energize me in your service.
may nothing ever distract me from your love...
Neither health nor sickness
wealth nor poverty
honor nor dishonor
short life nor long life.
May I never seek nor choose to be other
than you intend or wish. Amen.
(Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, adapted by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and Marie Schwan)