Prayer of Surrender
Why get agitated? Let Me take care of all your business. I shall
be the one who will think about them.
I am waiting for nothing else than your surrender to Me, and then you
do not have to worry any more about anything.
Say farewell to all fears and discouragement. You demonstrate that you
do not trust Me. On the contrary, you must rely blindly on Me.
To surrender means: To turn your
thoughts away from troubles, to turn them away from difficulties you
encounter and from all your problems.
Leave everything into My hands saying "Lord, Thy will be done.
Thou think of it." That is to say: "Lord I thank you for you have
taken everything in your hands, and you will resolve this for my
Remember that thinking of the
consequences of a thing is contrary to surrender.
That is to say, when you worry that a situation has not had the
desired outcome, you thus demonstrate that you do not believe in My
love for you.
You will prove that you do not consider your life to be under My
control and that nothing escapes Me.
Never think: How is this to end?... What
is going to happen? If you give into this temptation, you demonstrate
that you do not trust Me.
Do you want Me to deal with it...yes or no? Then you must stop being
anxious about it!
I shall guide you only if you completely surrender to Me and when I
must lead you into a different path than the one that you expect, I
carry you in My arms.
What seriously upsets you is your
reasoning, your worrying, your obsession, your will to provide for
yourselves at any price.
I can do so many things when the being, as much in his material
necessities as in his spritual ones, turns to Me saying:
"You think of it." then he closes his eyes and rests quietly. You will
receive a lot but only when your prayer will rely fully upon Me.
You pray to Me when in pain so that I intervene, but in the way you
desire it. You do not rely on Me, but you want Me to adjust your
Don't behave like sick ones who ask a
treatment to the doctor, all the time suggesting it to him.
Do not do that; but rather, even in sad circumstances, say: "Lord I
praise and thank You for this problem, for this necessity.
I pray You to arrange things as You please for this terrestrial and
temporal life. You know very well what is best for me."
Sometimes you feel that disasters
increase instead of diminish. Do not get agitated.
Close your eyes and tell me with faith: "Thy will be done. You think
of it." And when you speak thus, I accomplish a miracle when necessary.
I only think of it when you trust me totally. I always think of you,
but I can only help you completely when you rely fully on Me.
—Sathya Sai Baba