Every morning at school, the elementary students gather before heading off to class. We pray this prayer from St. Ignatius:

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me 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 to ask for reward, save that of knowing I am doing Your will. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

I love beginning the school day with that prayer. I often think that I need it more than the students.

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