Dear God, I must rely more on you than on me.

I must rely more on your perfection than on my holiness.

I must rely more on your faithfulness than on my promises.

I must rely more on your goodness than on my inclinations.

I must rely more on your providence than on my planning.

I must rely more on your grace than on my ability.

I must rely more on your power than on my strength.

I must rely more on your wisdom than on my ingenuity.

I must rely more on your knowledge than on my understanding.

I must rely more on your judgment than on my discernment.

I must rely more on your will than on my determination.

I must rely more on your love than on my care.

I willingly submit, happily entrust and fully surrender my

entire self – heart, mind, body, emotion, spirit and will – to you.

Dear God, I must rely, and do rely, more on you than on me.

† Robert W. Muench, (Originally composed c. 2000)