Prayer: I Abandon Myself

“I abandon myself..”, so begins this prayer by Charles Eugène de Foucauld, a French Catholic priest who was martyred for his faith in December 1916.

I abandon myself into your hands.
Do with me whatever 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 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,
surrender myself into your hands without
reserve and with boundless confidence
for you are my Father.


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