Devotions from Haase’s book, Living the Lord’s Prayer

Another characteristic of keepers of His kingdom is their peace and joy.  They are unflappable! In the midst of outward storms they have an inner peace and calm. Even if the battle rages around them, even if people speak ill of them, even if they suffer pain and disappointment, His grace is with them. He is still at the helm of their boat!

Charles de Foucauld, wrote this prayer:
“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.”

Let us be aware today of our Father’s sacrificial love for us that surrounds us like the air we breathe. May that love flow out to others in our lives,  and may we surrender to the present moment while we joyfully abandon ourselves to Him.