ACT OF ABANDONMENT BY SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES 

O my God, I thank You and I praise You for accomplishing Your holy and all-lovable will without any regard for mine.

 

With my whole heart, in spite of my heart, do I receive this cross I feared so much!

 

It is the cross of Your choice, the cross of Your love.

I venerate it; nor for anything in the world would I wish that it had not come, since You willed it.

 

I keep it with gratitude and with joy, as I do everything that comes from Your hand; and I shall strive to carry it without letting it drag, with all the respect and all the affection which Your works deserve. 

Amen!