The Surrender Prayer

The Surrender Prayer
The Surrender Prayer

The Surrender Prayer as written by Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo

The Surrender Prayer is a beautiful, comforting and soothing prayer that provides emotional and spiritual strength, particularly in extreme times.

This prayer allows us to feel the closeness of God. Click on the video link below to relax and submit all your care and worries to God.

As you listen, imagine you are the voice singing, and the voice that speaks intermittently is Jesus.

The prayer flies in the face of normal human inclination and reason. It urges us to let go of our problems, stop worrying, and trying to resolve them ourselves, and simply hand everything over to Jesus.

Jesus gave the Surrender Novena to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo, a Neapolitan priest (1882-1970). Fr. Ruotolo had extraordinary communications with Jesus throughout his heroic life, a life devoted to God and Holy Mother Mary. More details about the origins of the prayer can be found here.

John Andrew Schreiner, a musician, composer, arranger, and producer, arranged a musical accompaniment to the original prayer in 2016; this is given in the YouTube video below. 

More Hope in Jesus prayer blogs:

The Serenity Prayer;  The Lord’s Prayer

The Surrender Novena

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.

It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way. Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act, saying, “You take care of it.”

O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)

Read the full Surrender Prayer Here – or Listen in the YouTube Link Below

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Surrender Novena · John Andrew Schreiner Surrender Novena ℗ 2016 John Andrew Schreiner Music Released on: 2016-06-01 Auto-generated by YouTube. 

4 Responses

  1. John andrew Schreiner’s voice both the song , the music and the speaking voice, are mesmerizing, poignant, and surreal… a very blessed, prayerfull rendition of Father Dolindo’s Surrender Prayer…this rendition is by far, my favourite.Thankyou!

  2. The best healing, deep peace, inner stillness novena -prayer I have ever known.

    Has helped me through extremely difficult times and now in happy times, draws me closer to God

  3. Thank you so much for this beautiful prayer. I
    Found it completely by “coincidence” my life was totally falling apart, and I had no hope. I said it and after I did the eighth and ninth day, I went to mass the next day and was on my way home and saw a phone number that I called and miracles happened above any expectation. thank you so much for putting this beautiful prayer to music, I have passed it on to many people. In gratitude, Jeanne Volk 🙏

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