Wednesday, August 12, 2009

AN ACT OF ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE

St. Jane Frances Chantal

By Saint Jane Frances De Chantal

0 sovereign goodness of the sovereign Providence of my God!
I abandon myself forever to Thy arms.
Whether gentle or severe,
lead me henceforth whither Thou wilt;
I will not regard the way through which Thou wilt have me pass,
but keep my eyes fixed upon Thee,
my God, who guidest me.
My soul finds no rest without the arms
and the bosom of this heavenly Providence,
my true Mother, my strength and my rampart.

Therefore I resolve with Thy Divine assistance,
0 my Saviour,
to follow Thy desires and Thy ordinances,
without regarding or examining why Thou dost this rather than that;
but I will blindly follow Thee
according to Thy Divine will,
without seeking my own inclinations.

Hence I am determined to leave all to Thee,
taking no part therein save by keeping myself in peace in Thy arms,
desiring nothing except as Thou incitest me to desire,
to will, to wish.
I offer Thee this desire, 0 my God,
beseeching Thee to bless it;
I undertake all it includes,
relying on Thy goodness,
liberality, and mercy,
with entire confidence in Thee,
distrust of myself,
and knowledge of my infinite misery and infirmity.

Amen!


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4 comments:

Anne said...

St. Jane de Chantal is one of my favorite saints! I just loved "Letters of Spiritual Direction". What I admire most about her was that she released St. Francis, her dear, dear friend, even though she loved him so much, in order to be more available to God.

I struggle with detachment, so I always turn to her for assistance in this area.

Thanks for sharing this prayer, Esther.

GrandmaK said...

This is a lovely prayer! Thank you! I pray one much shorter than this one since I started my Road To Providence. Have a grand day! Cathy

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

Great post..thankyou.

Esther said...

...and St. Francis de Sales is one of my favorite saints Anne!

Is that the prayer you have on your blog Cathy?

Glad you liked it Jackie.