Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

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Discover the rich tradition of Ignatian prayer in Hearts on Fire, compiled by Michael Harter, SJ. Hundreds of Ignatian prayers are included here, many written by the most illustrious Jesuits—Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Anthony de Mello, Karl Rahner, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and others. Each gives eloquent voice to Ignatian spirituality, which affirms that God is present in all things and at all times. Thus, this collection includes Ignatian prayers for all occasions, including the ...
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Overview


Discover the rich tradition of Ignatian prayer in Hearts on Fire, compiled by Michael Harter, SJ. Hundreds of Ignatian prayers are included here, many written by the most illustrious Jesuits—Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Anthony de Mello, Karl Rahner, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and others. Each gives eloquent voice to Ignatian spirituality, which affirms that God is present in all things and at all times. Thus, this collection includes Ignatian prayers for all occasions, including the most familiar and seemingly mundane.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829421200
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 158,216
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Rev. Michael G. Harter, S.J., entered the Society of Jesus at St. Stanislaus Seminary in 1961 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1974. Over the years he has been a novice director and superior, retreat director, and managing editor of America magazine.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii
Prayer for the Beginning of a Retreat xx
1 Prayers to Accompany the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises 1
Soul of Christ 3
I Choose to Breathe the Breath of Christ 5
The First Principle and Foundation 7
God's Grandeur 9
My Help, My Hope / Psalm 121 10
You / Psalm 90 11
Prayers for the Start of the Day
The Traditional Morning Offering: From the monthly leaflet of the Apostleship of Prayer 13
You Have Called Me by Name 14
A Morning Offering 15
A Prayer for Spiritual Freedom 16
God of My Life 17
Jesus, Join My Life to Yours 19
Examination of Conscience 21
A Testament 25
An Examination of My Use of Time 28
Teach Me to Listen 30
Prayers That Express Sorrow
An Act of Contrition 32
Prayer for Light and Help 33
Prayer for the Grace to Name My Sins 34
A Colloquy with Jesus 35
Wash Me with Your Precious Blood 36
A Bold Request 37
Prayer for Detachment 38
Prayer for Humility 39
Forgiving God? 40
A Prayer of Reconciliation 43
"I am not worthy to have you come under my roof." (Matthew 8:8) 44
May I Be Worthy of Your Trust 46
The Inmost Fear 47
Act of Hope and Confidence in God 49
Scripture Passages for First Week 52
Seedlings 53
Broken Record 55
An Awareness Examen at the End of the Day 57
Prayer for Generosity 58
2 Prayers to Accompany the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises 59
The Windhover 61
Prayer for What I Want 63
Eternal Lord of All Things 64
Praying with the Scriptures 66
Summary: 6 "P's" 70
Scripture Passages for Second Week 72
Prayer Before Reading Scripture 75
Incarnation 76
In the Out House 78
Draw Me into Your Friendship 82
A Child My Choice 83
An Intimate Request 85
Threefold Prayer for Grace to Live Jesus' Values 86
Prayer to Know God's Will 88
Teach Me Your Ways 89
Help Me Live Your Kingdom 91
Live Eternally in Me 92
Teach Me Thy Paths 93
A Contemporary Annotation 94
Center of Our Hearts 95
Show Me Your Face, O God / Psalm 61 96
Personal Prayer of Pedro Arrupe 97
True Friend 98
The Face of Christ 100
Patient Trust 102
As Kingfishers Catch Fire 104
3 Prayers to Accompany the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises 105
A Prayer for Compassion 107
Thou art indeed just, Lord 108
The Eucharist and Our Daily Lives 109
Enfold Me in Your Heart 111
I Take My Stand on His Word / Psalm 130 112
May Jesus' Death Be My Life 113
Perfect Resignation 114
Prayer for Compassion 115
Prayer for Obtaining Holy Self-Abandonment 116
A Free Oblation of Self 118
In the Hands of God 119
All That I Have I Give 120
An Offering of Self 121
A Prayer to Seek the Consolation of the Cross 122
A Commendation to the Providence of God 123
A Prayer Asking to Stand Near Mary 125
Prayer for New Life through Death to Sin 127
O Deus, Ego Amo Te 128
From Death to Life 129
Scripture Passages for Third Week 130
In Honour of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez 131
Entrusting Myself to the Hands of Jesus 132
Into the Mystery of Jesus' Life and Death 133
A Hollowed Space to Be Filled 135
Prayer to Mary to Understand the Cross 136
Who Lives in Love 137
4 Prayers to Accompany the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises 139
Putting Love into Practice 141
What I Want and Desire 142
Glory Glory / Psalm 19 143
Hymn to Matter 144
Praise to the Father 146
My Lord and My God 147
Scripture Passages for Fourth Week 148
From the Journal of St. Ignatius 149
Help Us to Remain Close to You 150
Pied Beauty 151
God Bless the World 152
Suscipe (Traditional) 153
Suscipe (Paraphrase) 154
Devotional Materials
Litany of Jesuit Saints 155
Litany of Contradictory Things 160
Ignatian Litany of the Names of Jesus 164
The Novena of Grace in Honor of St. Francis Xavier 167
Prayer of the Faithful 168
Novena Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion 171
My Mother 173
Mary, My Advocate 174
For My Parents 175
Prayer of an Aging Jesuit 176
Prayer for the Grace to Age Well 178
A Prayer for Vocations 179
Acknowledgments 181
Authors 187
Index 193
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