Prayer of Abandonment by Charles de Foucauld

charlesdefoucauldIn my message yesterday, “Prayer of Surrender,” I shared the Prayer of Abandonment by Charles de Foucauld.

It is a simple, yet powerful, echo of Mary’s prayer in Luke 1:38, “I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”

 

Father,
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.

2 thoughts on “Prayer of Abandonment by Charles de Foucauld

  1. Matt, so beautiful. Do you find that surrender is new each day…that every day there is a surrendering of what we hold dear in this life for Life? (Or am I just a piece of work…?)

    • Yes, Debbie. I do find that there are new breakthroughs of surrender regularly. Each day I believe we are called to new surrender, and I also have found that there are seasons or moments, when I have particularly been challenged to surrender something in my life even more significantly.

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