This morning during my hour of prayer, I tried to come to some level of abandonment to my Heavenly Father. It was a hard struggle, since so much in me wants to do my will, realize my plans, organize my future, and make my decisions. . . It is hard for me to say, “I shall gratefully accept everything, Lord, that pleases you. Let your will be done.” Charles de Foucauld once wrote a prayer of abandonment and said, “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.”. . .These are the words of a holy man and they show the way I must go. I realize I can never make this prayer come true by my own efforts. . . I know that my inner peace depends on my willingness to make this prayer my own.
– Henri Nouwen