By: Fr. William Patrick Casey, C.P.M.
Need a prayer for abandonment to God’s loving plan for your life? Try this one.
It contains some phraseology drawn from the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux: her “Way of Spiritual Childhood” and from the diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska entitled, “The Divine Mercy in My Soul.”
“Jesus, I Love you…. Jesus, I trust in you….
Lord, teach me not only to accept, but to truly love my littleness and my inner poverty, and to place blind trust in your infinite goodness and mercy, that I may be entirely dependant upon your protective, fatherly care and experience the transforming power of your grace in my life…
My Lord and Savior, I know that you love me more than I can ever imagine, and that you have a plan for my life that will end in eternal glory if I but surrender my heart and soul to you, entrust myself completely to you, and allow you to lead me always, especially through the darkest hours of my life….
My loving Jesus, let the fire of your Holy Spirit purify my soul, my senses, and my entire being to remove from my life anything that might stand as an obstacle to my ability to enkindle that flame of pure love – the love that you desire to receive from me….
Lord, teach me to be not only resigned to your holy will, but to always seek your will, embrace your will, and truly, lovingly abandon myself to it, with joyful confidence that you desire my happiness far more than I do my own. Let my faith response be to give thanks and praise to you always, even when you will that I bear the cross of suffering. With the holy and immaculate Virgin Mary, let me say “yes” to your divine plan for my life, knowing that great things happen when we say “yes” to you….
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, let me love you with all my soul and all my strength. Grant me the grace to adore you with every beat of my heart and with every fiber of my being, that I may love you with the same passionate intensity with which you have loved me….
My Lord and my God … .
I am the stone …You be the sculptor
I am the clay ……… You be the potter
I am the instrument ….You be the composer and the musician
I am the canvas …. You be the painter …the Master Artist of my life .. .
Jesus, show me what you want me to do…. Jesus, I trust in you.”