“He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor; the lives of the poor he shall save.” O Lord, what haven’t I offered to you? I beg you, please take it from me now.  O Lord, what haven’t I given to you? Please receive it from me now.   O Lord, where haven’t I invited you to? Please come now and be with me.  O Lord, any part of me that I haven’t shared with you, be pleased to redeem it and make it yours. For my desire is to offer everything to you; all my thoughts, my feelings, my desires, my speech, everything. Whatever hasn’t been fully shared or turned over to you, I desire to give it to you now. I desire for you to have everything; all of me; all of my possessions, my activities, my works, my ministry. All is a gift from you. With the help of your grace, I return it all to you in loving service, in faithful obedience, for the glory of your name, for your holy will, for the sake of the Kingdom, for the sake of my salvation. I desire to surrender it all to you and place it all in your sacred hands.  I desire to be poured out in order to more freely share with you the gifts you have so lovingly and freely given to me. I desire to give it all to you; all that you have given me, all that you have offered me, all that I have, all that I own, all that is physical, all that is spiritual, all that is psychological. Everything I have is a gift from you. Because of your great love for me, in freedom, I offer it all to you.  Because of my love for you, I surrender it all – past, present, future, known or unknown, visible or invisible. You have freely and so generously given it all to me; all that I have, all that I need, all that I am, all that I could ever hope to be.  Thank you Lord. Please allow me now to offer it all to you. God’s peace and blessings always, Fr. Ivan