Prayer to the Providence of God
Written by St. Claude La Colombiere, SJ
Loving and tender Providence of my God,
into your hands I commend my spirit;
to you I abandon my hopes and fears,
my desires and repugnances,
my temporal and eternal prospects.
To you I commit the wants of my perishable body;
to you I commit the more precious interests of my immortal soul
for whose lot I have nothing to fear
as long as I do not leave your care.
Though my faults are many, my misery great,
my spiritual poverty extreme,
my hope in you surpasses all.
it is superior to my weakness,
greater than my difficulties,
stronger than death.
Though temptations should assail me,
I will hope in you;
though I break my resolutions,
I will look to you confidently for grace to keep them at last.
though you should ask me to die,
even then I will trust in you,
for you are my father, my God,
the support of my salvation.
You are my kind, compassionate and indulgent parent,
and I am your devoted child,
who casts myself into your arms and begs your blessing.
I put my trust in you,
and so trusting, shall not be confounded. Amen.
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