St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Attentive and Discerning

St. Ignatius tells us that we need to be attentive to the big and small things, to the responses of other people, to the stirrings of our hearts, and to the preoccupations that thread their way through our lives. Being attentive takes practice; it is much easier to rush from one thing to the next, taking little time to notice anything. 

Once we develop the habit of being attentive, we can begin to discern what is good for us and what is not; and what God calls us to be, and to do.

A Prayer of St. Ignatius
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 that I do your will.
Amen.