In 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.”
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.