The Prayer of Abandonment, written by Charles de Foucauld, is one of the most beautiful prayers of faith, trust and surrender in the Christian spiritual heritage.
Prayer of Abandonment – The prayer of Charles de Foucauld
Father, I abandon myself into your hands. You are Lord of my life and you act in me through Jesus in the Holy Spirit. I thank you for all you have done and will do in me. I am ready to accept your divine plan, for I trust and hope in you alone.
You are joy and peace; you are sweetness for those who surrender themselves to you; you take away the darkness that envelops my life. Free me from every evil and grant me the joy of living a new life in peace and charity.
May your will be done in me, in my brethren, and in all creatures. You are my God and I can desire no other.Into your hands I commend my spirit, and I entrust it to you will all the ardor of my heart. Yes, my God and Lord, I give it to you because I love you immensely and I need your love.
I want to entrust myself completely to you; I fervently desire it, for you are my Father. Pour out your grace upon me; create in me a new spirit able to pray, listen, and serve. Grant that I may remain always at your side, for I am in need of you and of your love. Amen (inspired by the Prayer of of Abandonment by Charles Foucauld)
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