We offer you this Prayer of the Abandonment of Charles of Foucauld
PRAYER OF ABANDONMENT
CARLOS DE FOUCAULD
I abandon myself to You.
Make me what you want.
What ever you make of me, I appreciate it,
I’m willing to do anything,
I accept everything.
As long as Your will is done in me
And in all your creatures,
I don’t want anything else, my God.
I put my life in Your hands.
I give it to you, my God,
with all the love of my heart,
because I love you,
and because for me to love you is to give myself,
surrendering myself to Your hands without measure,
with infinite confidence,
because You are my Father.
I am ready for this moment of prayer asking for the Holy Spirit.
I read slowly and repeatedly the prayer. Watch out for the feelings and thoughts it arouses in me. I note them and offer them to Jesus.
I contemplate Jesus in Gethsemane, on the Cross, in his moments of praying intimacy with the Father. He has embodied this prayer and is eager to live it in me.
I appreciate the meeting and what I have received in prayer.
18 December, 2018