Happy New Year!
I pray this year brings abundant blessings to you and your family. I’d like to simply share a prayer with you that was given to me years ago by a priest mentor that is a wonderful prayer. Maybe this can be our theme this year - abandonment into the arms of God. I invite you to cut it out of the bulletin and put it maybe next to your bed or in your car. It comes from Fr. Charles de Foucauld.
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what 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 -
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father. Amen.
May the Lord give you His peace.