Sunday, June 21, 2009

Prayer: An Act of Abandonment

An Act of Abandonment

O my God, I thank you and I praise
you for accomplishing your holy
and all-lovable will without any regard for mine.
With my whole heart,
in spite of my heart,
do I receive this cross I feared so much!

It is the cross of Your choice,
the cross of Your love.
I venerate it;
nor for anything in the world
would I wish that it had not come,
since You willed it.

I keep it with gratitude and with joy,
as I do everything that comes from Your hand;
and I shall strive to carry it without letting it drag,
with all the respect
and all the affection which Your works deserve.

Amen.

By Saint Francis De Sales

via Catholic Online
www.catholic.org

1 comment:

crestaola said...

Hello!

I wanted to send you an email,but couldn't find the link.

There were some things in the Lorna Byrne book that seemed a bit fanciful to me, but since she is very sensitive, I chucked it up to her interpretation of her experience. Over all, it was a great book.

As for faith, just keep plugging along and keep talking to God. Hang tight to the hem of Jesus. Keep praying, keep hoping, keep loving.

When I was 25 I lost everything, and was alone and lonely. I prayed and God answered my prayers, pressed down and pouring over.

From 52, I can see the tapestry more, but it is far from over.

Take heart and all will be well.

Kathleen