The Prayer of Abandonment.


This prayer, frequently used by the majority of the Jesus Caritas Fraternity, is part of a longer meditation on the passion of Christ Charles wrote while he was a Trappist monk.  He commented: ""It is the last prayer of our Master, of our Beloved... may it be ours... May it not only be the prayer of our last moment but that of all our moments."



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.

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