Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits

by Michael J Harter S.J.

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Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits by Michael J Harter S.J.


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829421200
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition, None
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 122,269
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introductionxvii
Prayer for the Beginning of a Retreatxx
1Prayers to Accompany the First Week of the Spiritual Exercises1
Soul of Christ3
I Choose to Breathe the Breath of Christ5
The First Principle and Foundation7
God's Grandeur9
My Help, My Hope / Psalm 12110
You / Psalm 9011
Prayers for the Start of the Day
The Traditional Morning Offering: From the monthly leaflet of the Apostleship of Prayer13
You Have Called Me by Name14
A Morning Offering15
A Prayer for Spiritual Freedom16
God of My Life17
Jesus, Join My Life to Yours19
Examination of Conscience21
A Testament25
An Examination of My Use of Time28
Teach Me to Listen30
Prayers That Express Sorrow
An Act of Contrition32
Prayer for Light and Help33
Prayer for the Grace to Name My Sins34
A Colloquy with Jesus35
Wash Me with Your Precious Blood36
A Bold Request37
Prayer for Detachment38
Prayer for Humility39
Forgiving God?40
A Prayer of Reconciliation43
"I am not worthy to have you come under my roof." (Matthew 8:8)44
May I Be Worthy of Your Trust46
The Inmost Fear47
Act of Hope and Confidence in God49
Scripture Passages for First Week52
Seedlings53
Broken Record55
An Awareness Examen at the End of the Day57
Prayer for Generosity58
2Prayers to Accompany the Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises59
The Windhover61
Prayer for What I Want63
Eternal Lord of All Things64
Praying with the Scriptures66
Summary: 6 "P's"70
Scripture Passages for Second Week72
Prayer Before Reading Scripture75
Incarnation76
In the Out House78
Draw Me into Your Friendship82
A Child My Choice83
An Intimate Request85
Threefold Prayer for Grace to Live Jesus' Values86
Prayer to Know God's Will88
Teach Me Your Ways89
Help Me Live Your Kingdom91
Live Eternally in Me92
Teach Me Thy Paths93
A Contemporary Annotation94
Center of Our Hearts95
Show Me Your Face, O God / Psalm 6196
Personal Prayer of Pedro Arrupe97
True Friend98
The Face of Christ100
Patient Trust102
As Kingfishers Catch Fire104
3Prayers to Accompany the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises105
A Prayer for Compassion107
Thou art indeed just, Lord108
The Eucharist and Our Daily Lives109
Enfold Me in Your Heart111
I Take My Stand on His Word / Psalm 130112
May Jesus' Death Be My Life113
Perfect Resignation114
Prayer for Compassion115
Prayer for Obtaining Holy Self-Abandonment116
A Free Oblation of Self118
In the Hands of God119
All That I Have I Give120
An Offering of Self121
A Prayer to Seek the Consolation of the Cross122
A Commendation to the Providence of God123
A Prayer Asking to Stand Near Mary125
Prayer for New Life through Death to Sin127
O Deus, Ego Amo Te128
From Death to Life129
Scripture Passages for Third Week130
In Honour of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez131
Entrusting Myself to the Hands of Jesus132
Into the Mystery of Jesus' Life and Death133
A Hollowed Space to Be Filled135
Prayer to Mary to Understand the Cross136
Who Lives in Love137
4Prayers to Accompany the Fourth Week of the Spiritual Exercises139
Putting Love into Practice141
What I Want and Desire142
Glory Glory / Psalm 19143
Hymn to Matter144
Praise to the Father146
My Lord and My God147
Scripture Passages for Fourth Week148
From the Journal of St. Ignatius149
Help Us to Remain Close to You150
Pied Beauty151
God Bless the World152
Suscipe (Traditional)153
Suscipe (Paraphrase)154
Devotional Materials
Litany of Jesuit Saints155
Litany of Contradictory Things160
Ignatian Litany of the Names of Jesus164
The Novena of Grace in Honor of St. Francis Xavier167
Prayer of the Faithful168
Novena Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion171
My Mother173
Mary, My Advocate174
For My Parents175
Prayer of an Aging Jesuit176
Prayer for the Grace to Age Well178
A Prayer for Vocations179
Acknowledgments181
Authors187
Index193

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