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How would you describe yourself? Are you at peace with yourself? With your circumstances? With your surroundings? With your God? Or, do you worry about everything and anything? Do you worry if your work is going to get done? Do you worry if the train is going to be on time? Is the house clean? Did you forget anything? Do you worry about how people are living their lives? Why do we worry so much? What does our worrying accomplish? If we worry a little or a lot, does the problem go away because we are worrying? The more we worry, does the problem gets resolved any sooner? Worry is a waste of our energy. It accomplishes nothing.

We are fearful of something. And so we worry. But what is that something that has a strangle hold on us? I believe we can honestly say that it is fear of not having things OUR way, in OUR best interests. If the train isn’t on time, I will be late. I want the work to get done. If the house isn’t clean, what will people think about me? Not wanting to be uncomfortable, we fear that something bad will happen that will affect us negatively. How many bad things are there in this world that we don’t worry about? And why don’t we worry? Those bad things don’t affect us directly. Do you see where this is going? We think the world revolves around us. We are at its center. But we are not. Jesus is telling us throughout this novena, “Surrender yourself to me, I will take care of it.” But for that to happen, we have to relinquish our stranglehold on our self-reliance. Trust Him.

Day 7:

I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it anymore, because your mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things, I promise this to you

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

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Day 8:

Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say “You take care of it.” I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you.

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

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Day 9:

Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it.” Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!”

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

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