Prayer for the acceptance of God’s will

Leanne Parrott Photography.
Leanne Parrott Photography.

O Lord, I do not know what to ask of You. You alone know what are my true needs.

You love me more than I myself know how to love.

Help me to see my real needs which are concealed from me. I do not dare to ask either for a cross or for consolation. I can only wait on You.

My heart is open to You. Visit and help me, for the sake of Your great mercy.

Strike me and heal me; cast me down and raise me up. I worship in silence Your holy will and Your unsearchable ways.

I offer myself as a sacrifice to You. I have no other desire than to fulfill Your will.

Teach me to pray. Pray You Yourself in me. Amen.

-Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow

Author: Synaxis

Synaxis is a blog of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.