Being a cradle Catholic, the Suscipe (Latin “receive”) prayer was just another rote prayer among the many that were rattled off. I was made more aware of it, when someone at a conference many years ago, encouraged me to buy Linda Schubert’s Miracle Hour.

So, I began to pray differently. The Suscipe was something I said at the end of the section on Surrender in the book, a rather foreign concept to me. In brackets it read (Prayer of St. Ignatius).

At that time, I was wrestling with the words, “Thy will be done.” My mother was very ill, and I wanted to say those words to God, but they stuck in my throat. What if God took Mom away when she was still young! I was not ready to let her go.

Praise the Lord

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