I am yours for time and eternity.
Teach me to cast myself entirely
into the arms of your loving
providence with the most lively,
unlimited confidence in your
compassionate, tender pity.
O most merciful Redeemer,
that whatever you ordain or
permit may be acceptable to me.
Take from my heart
all painful anxiety;
suffer nothing to sadden me but sin,
nothing to delight me but the hope
of coming to the possession of you,
my God and my all,
In your everlasting kingdom.
*The Suscipe was written by Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. It is found in some of her original manuscripts. The prayer was also titled “Act of Resignation” in one of the manuscripts. This is a traditional prayer used by Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Associates in the United States and other countries.
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