The “Surrender Novena” – Fr. Don Dolindo Ruotolo (1882-1970)

"O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!"

Dolindo Ruotolo was the Italian Roman Catholic priest known for the "spirituality of surrender." A "novena" is a series of nine days of prayer and reflection.  The 'Surrender Novena" captures the essence of both the prayer and the approach.

Day 1
Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Day 2
Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything ...

Continue in Day 2 at the Surrender prayer website or in a downloadable pdf version here.

Read more about praying the Surrender Novena at the Hallow App website.


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