The Universality of Religion
Start the day with love. Fill the day with love. Spend the day with love, and end the day with love, for this is the way to God. ~ Sathya Sai Baba
The Prayer of Abandonment
– Charles de Faucauld
Father – Mother I abandon myself to you,
I entrust myself to you.
Father do with me as it pleases you.
Whatever you do with me, I will thank you for it.
Giving thanks for anything, I am ready for anything,
I accept anything, give thanks for anything.
As long as your will, my God, is done in me,
as long as your will is done in all your creatures,
in all your children, in all those your heart loves,
I ask for nothing else, O God.
I put my soul into your hands.
I give it to you, O God, with all the love of my heart,
because I love you, and because my love requires me to give myself.
I put myself unreservedly in your hands.
I put myself in your hands with infinite confidence,
because you are my Father – Mother.”
(This was one of Father Thomas Keating’s favorite prayers)