Blessed Charles de Foucald invites us to say: Let only your will be done in me …
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.
Charles de Foucauld was an heir to a great fortune, which he spent on women and fine food. He was sparked to faith by the example of Muslims, led to the desert to find Christ, and shot dead after failure followed failure. This is his prayer of surrender to God’s will.