In This New Year

In this new year, 
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. 

(a prayer by Charles de Foucauld, slightly revised; photo by Myriads-Fotos via

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