Prayer for the First Meeting

First Meeting

Father, as we begin our journey through the Spiritual Exercises and seek to know your will and to work towards becoming the persons you are calling us to be, we ask you to be with us and to guide us. Please send your Spirit to bestow on us the gifts of wisdom, understanding and acceptance of your will; the courage to persevere when the going is rough; and an eagerness to answer your every call.
Please bless our time together and bless our daily prayer time over the coming week.
Help us to grow closer to your Son Jesus - ‘to know him more clearly, to love him more dearly and to follow him more nearly.’
May we become more and more grateful for all the gifts you have showered upon us.
We ask all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.