Let Your God Love You
Before your God.
Let your God, look upon you
That is all.
God loves you.
With enormous love.
And only wants
To look upon you
With that love.
Let you God-love you.
Whispers: Conversations with Edwina Gateley
Source Books, 2000
Prayer of Abandonment (Br. Charles de Foucauld)
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, my Mother my Alfa and my Omega,
my refuge and my strength,
my inspiration and my consolation.
An Ancient Byzantine Prayer
Serene light shining in the ground of my being,
Draw me to yourself,
Draw me past the snares of the mind,
Free me from symbols and words
That I may discover the Signified,
The Word unspoken,
in the darkness that veils, the ground of my being.