Conformity of the Human Will to the Divine
By FATHER JEREMIAS DREXELIUS
Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away
. . . blessed be the name of the Lord."
Job 1: 21
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|Devotions from the Book:
ACTS OF DEVOTION TO THE HOLY WILL OF GOD
May God's Holy Will Be Done
O Lord, do to me whatever shall seem good in Thy sight. If Thou wilIest that I should be in darkness, blessed be Thou! If Thou wilIest that I should be in light, still blessed be Thou! If Thou deignest to comfort me, blessed be Thou! And if Thou wilIest that I should be afflicted, equally blessed be Thou forever! I will willingly suffer for Thee, O Lord, whatever Thou wilIest should come upon me. I am ready to receive alike from Thy hand good and evil, sweet and bitter, joy and sadness, and to give thanks for everything that befalls me. Keep me only from all sin and I will fear neither death nor Hell. Cast me not off forever, nor blot me out of the Book of Life, and whatsoever tribulation befalleth me shall not hurt me.
Imitation of Christ, Bk. III, Ch. 17
Prayer Of Job
Lord hath given, and the Lord hath taken
[Job 1: 21]
Prayer Of St. Alphonsus
Jesus, grant that I may love Thee always,
Words Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Not My will, but Thine be done.
[Luke 22: 42]
Prayer To Do The Will Of God
me, Most Kind Jesus, Thy grace, that
it may abide with me, and labor with
me, and per severe with
to the end.
me ever to will and to desire that
which is most acceptable to Thee, and
which pleaseth Thee best.
always will, and not will, the same
Imitation of Christ, Bk. III, Ch. 15
May the most just, the most high, the most lovable Will of God be in all things accomplished, praised, and magnified forever!
Acceptance Of Death
O Lord, my God, even now I accept from Thy hand, willingly and with submission, the kind of death it may please Thee to send me, with all its sorrows, pains and anguish.
Prayer From The Psalms
Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God.
Act Of Surrender To God's Holy Will
Jesus, Thou didst so love me as to
surrender Thyself wholly to the fury
of murderers to be nailed to the
and what great thing is it if I yield
myself wholly to Thy hands, not indeed
like the hands of those cruel men,
but hands which truly
belong to a Father.
I am sure that all things tend to my profit. Deal, therefore, with me, O Lord, according as it seems good in Thine eyes; for all things are Thine, neither is there anyone who can resist Thy will, "for Thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased Thee!"
Heliotropium, p. 394
Act Of Confidence In God
sweet and tender Providence of my God, into
Thy hands I commend my spirit; to
Thee I abandon my hopes and fears,
desires and repugnances, my temporal and
eternal prospects. To Thee I commit the
wants of my perishable body; to Thee
I commit the more precious interests
of my immortal soul.
my faults are many, my misery great,
my spiritual poverty extreme, my hope
in Thee surpasses all. Though
should assail me, I will hope in
Thee; though I should break
Thou shouldst kill me, even then I
will trust in Thee; for Thou art my
Father, my God, the
of my salvation.
art my kind, my tender and indulgent
Parent, and I am Thy loving child.
I put my trust in Thee, and so trusting, shall not be confounded. Amen.
[Blessed Claude de la Colombiere]
Prayer for Conformity To The Will Of God
Almighty, Who permittest evil in order
to draw good therefrom, hear our humble prayers, and grant that we
faithful to Thee unto death. Grant us also, through the intercession of
Most Holy Mary, the strength ever to
conform ourselves to Thy Most Holy