Home » Prayers » Entrusting Myself to the Hands of Jesus

Prayer

Entrusting Myself to the Hands of Jesus

I’ve come to think that the only, the supreme, prayer
we can offer up, during these hours
when the road before us is shrouded in darkness,
is that of our master on the cross:
“In manus tuas commendo spiritum meum.”
(Into your hands I commend my spirit.)

To the hands that broke and gave life to the bread,
that blessed and caressed, that were pierced; . . .
to the kindly and mighty hands that reach down
to the very marrow of the soul that mould and create
to the hands through which so great a love is transmitted
it is to these that it is good to surrender our soul,
and above all when we suffer or are afraid.
and in so doing there is a great happiness and a great merit.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

Share this:

Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

Inspiration search

Finding the right words difficult? Search our resources to find the perfect prayer, or be inspired by a quote that you can share with others.

  • Topics

  • Type of inspiration

  • Author

  • Reset

Are you in need of prayer?

You're not alone.
We'd like to pray for you.

Looking for a prayer?

In these uncertain time you might need some words of encouragement. Search our topical database of prayers and quotes for inspiration.

Learn more