Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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.'
i first heard of Charles de Foucald some years ago. i think i first read this lil' prayer in a small prayer book i got from the 'Upper Room' movement resources (methodist church)....wow, now i remember reading these little daily devotionals from them as well...they always had cool art-work and the readings for each day were usually really good....pithy...to the point.
anyway, sometimes this life 'journey' feels like it is moving along slowly. don't get me wrong, i don't want to 'rush' things a long....i'm already looking down the barrel of the '4-0' next year ha ha ha.
but, i know it is a challege for me when things feel like they're going along slowly and i feel like i'm in a 'tight' or 'tough' position.
surrender, abandonement, acceptance, ceasing to grind or strive help me stay sane (well, at least moderately so)....
so i guess i'm just posting to remind myself of these things....
Shalom, Salaam, Paz, Peace, and good to us all