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Prayers of Abandonment and Trust

1. Prayer of abandonment by Blessed Charles de Foucauld

 

Father,

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 I need to give myself,

To surrender myself into your hands,

Without reserve,

And with boundless confidence,

For you are my Father.

 

2. God’s Providence by John Henry Newman

 

God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission –  I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do his work, I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not even intending it, inasmuch as I but keep his commandments and serve him in my calling. Therefore I will TRUST him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve him. He does nothing in vain; he may prolong my life, he may shorten it; he knows what he is about. He may take away my friends, he may throw me among strangers, he may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide the future from me – still he knows what he is about.

 

3. Prayer of St. Padre Pio

 

Stay with me , Lord, for it is necessary to have you

Present so that I do not forget you.

You know how easily I abandon you.

 

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak

And I need your strength, that I may not fall so often.

 

Stay with me, Lord, for you are my life

And without you, I am without fervour.

 

Stay with me, Lord, for you are my light

And without you I am in darkness.

 

Stay with me, Lord, to show me your will.

Stay with me Lord, so that I may hear your voice and follow you.

 

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love you very much,

And always be in your company.

 

Stay with me, Lord, if you wish me to be faithful to you.

 

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is,

I want it to be a place of consolation for you, a nest of love.

 

Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close

And life passes; death, judgment, eternity approach.

It is necessary to renew my strength

So that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need you.

 

It is getting late and death approaches.

I fear the darkness, the temptations,

The dryness, the cross, the sorrows.

O how I need you, Jesus, in this night of exile…

 

Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need you.

Let me recognize you as your disciples did

At the breaking of the bread, so that the

Eucharistic Communion will be the light which disperses

The darkness, the force which sustains me,

The unique joy of my heart.

 

Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death,

I want to remain united to you,

If not by communion, at least by grace and love.

 

Stay with me Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation,

Because I do not merit it, but the gift

Of your presence, oh yes, I ask this of  you.

 

Stay with me, Lord, for it is you alone I look for, your love, your grace, your will,

Your heart, your Spirit, because I love you and ask no other reward but to love you

More and more.

 

With a firm love, I will love you with all my heart while on earth and continue to love you perfectly during all eternity. Amen