A Dangerous Morning Prayer
I am currently reading Sabbatical Journey by Henri Nouwen which is the diary of his last year of life. In it he records the prayer that he prayed every morning. I thought I would post it because of its power and depth. It is a prayer of Charles de Foucauld, a Catholic priest and martyr who served in Algeria.
Father, I abandon myself into your hands.
Do with me whatever 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.
Into your hands I commend my spirit.
I offer it to you with all the love that is in my heart.
For I love you, Lord, and so want to give myself,
To surrender myself into your hands,
Without reserve and with boundless confidence,
For you are my Father.