July 11, 2010

Total Surrender


Lord Jesus Christ, please take all my freedom,
my memory, my understanding and my will.
All that I have and cherish, You have given me.
I surrender it all to be guided by Your will.
Your love and Your grace are wealth enough for me.
Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more.

- Modern version of the Suscipe by St. Ignatius of Loyola

This is a prayer that has provided me much solace ever since someone gave it to me about seven years ago.  Surrendering can be very liberating.

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