At a recent ministry gathering, a woman share this beautiful prayer by Charles de Foucald. It reminded me of the Suspice.
Father, 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.
Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction.
With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.
Thank you for posting this prayer. My mother is nearing the end of her life and perhaps it will comfort her. I am going to share it with her when the time seems right.