The Surrender Prayer

I'm praying this as a Novena, currently on Day 8, and plan to continue, as I am finding it very helpful, especially in dealing with anxiety.

Here's a link to an article about the Novena and its simple structure. On each of the nine days there is a paragraph to read, and you then say the words below 10 times. I follow that with a period of silence.

Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.

If you'd like to pray this in synch with me, you are most welcome. I will start day one again on 3 April, and if you see this in time please pray with me. If it's after the 3rd, I will start the Novena again on 12 April.

Comments

  • KendelKendel Shipmate
    I blew it last time, keeping up with the novena. But thank you for this prayer, @Simon Toad. I usually can't say a lot more than that these days.
  • Kendel wrote: »
    I blew it last time, keeping up with the novena. But thank you for this prayer, @Simon Toad. I usually can't say a lot more than that these days.

    Yes, my usual prayer is *O God, please help me...* (with the occasional *thank you*...).
  • NenyaNenya All Saints Host, Ecclesiantics & MW Host
    my usual prayer is *O God, please help me...* (with the occasional *thank you*...).
    Mine too.
  • Nenya wrote: »
    my usual prayer is *O God, please help me...* (with the occasional *thank you*...).
    Mine too.

    Yes, and my orisons are usually accompanied by pain, or by relief that something awkward and/or painful has been accomplished...

    Now and then I do remember to ask help/relief/blessing for others...
  • HarryCHHarryCH Shipmate
    I wrote a novel in which a character prayed, in a moment of near-despair, "whatever you need me to do" (and she meant it).
  • ForthviewForthview Shipmate
    I have started the novena today.
  • Simon ToadSimon Toad Shipmate
    Praying away here.

    While the prayer itself and the repetition certainly helps me, I very much like the dialogue for each day, the calling out of behavior which I so identify in myself.

    "You are sleepless, you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything..."

    Nailed it!!! (apologies this easter season)

    Love to you all.
  • Simon Toad wrote: »
    "You are sleepless, you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything..."
    Ouch! That hit a nerve.
    Simon Toad wrote: »
    Oh Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.
    Saying it is one thing, really meaning it and letting go of 'everything' is quite another.
    My sleepless brain continues to poke at the 'things', over and over, and even brings up 'things' that ceased to bother my conscious mind years ago.

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