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Jesus, You take over! A prayer of the Servant of God, Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo


Why are you upset and agitated? Leave your cares to Me and all will be fine. I tell you honestly, every act of true and blind reliance on Me, results in what you desire and will resolve all your difficulties.

Abandonment in Me does not mean being frustrated, becoming anxious and desperate, offering Me your anxious prayer, that I may follow you and have your anxiety be a prayer.

Abandonment means to shut the eyes of your soul in peace, moving your thoughts away from your troubles, and instead of thinking about your worries and pain, let Me take over your troubles. Simply say: Jesus, You take over. To be worried, restless, and to think of the consequences of an event is the opposite of reliance, it is really contrary to it.

It is like a child, who wants his mom to take care his needs, but in the way he wants: and with his whims and childish ideas he hampers her work. Shut your eyes and go with the flow of My grace. Do not ponder over your present moment and put away thoughts of your future as a temptation; rest in Me, believe in My goodness and I swear on My Love, that if you think like this: Jesus, You take over, I indeed will do it for you, I will comfort you, free you, and guide you.

If I have to take you in a different direction from the one you are looking at, I will train you,

I pick you up in my arms, and you will find yourself, like a baby sleeping in his mother’s arms, on the other shore. What gives you immense stress and hurts you, is your reasoning over it, your thoughts and the pains it gives you; it is wanting at all costs to take care by yourself of what is afflicting you.

How many things I can do, be it a material or a spiritual need, when the soul turns to Me, looks at Me and says to Me: Jesus, You take over, and close its eyes and rests in Me! You do not receive many graces because you insist on getting them by yourself; but instead you will receive numberless graces, when your prayer is in full reliance on Me. When you are in pain, and you pray that I may act, you want Me to act as you believe I should… you do not turn to Me; instead you want Me to submit to your ideas; you are like a sick person who does not ask the doctor for the cure, but tells him what the cure is to be. Don’t be like this, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: Hallowed be your name, which means, may You be glorified in this need of mine; Your kingdom come, which means, everything may work toward Your Kingdom in us and in the world; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, which means, You direct it as it seems best to You for the good of our eternal and temporal life.

When you truly tell me: Your will be done, which is the same then to say: Jesus, You take over, then I do intervene with all My omnipotence, and I will resolve every situation, even if there is no way out. For example, do you see your sickness becoming worse instead of improving? Don’t become anxious, close your eyes and tell Me with trust: Your will be done, Jesus, You take over. I repeat it, I do take care, I intervene like a doctor, and even do a miracle if it is necessary. Does a patient become worse? Don’t be frightened, close your eyes and say: Jesus, You take over. I tell you again: I will indeed do it for you, and there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. I take over only when you close your eyes.

You never sleep, you want to appraise everything, to think, to delve into everything; you choose to rely on human power, or, worse, on men, trusting their intervention. This is what hampers My words and My will. Oh how much I long for this reliance in order to assist you, and how much I grieve to see your anxiety. Satan does just this: he gives you anxiety to remove Me from you and throw you into human initiative.

Trust only in Me instead, rest in Me, rely on Me in everything. I do miracles in proportion to your complete reliance on Me, with no thought of yourself. I spread treasures of graces when you are in the most squalid poverty. If you have your own resources, even a few, or if you seek them, you are at the natural level, thus you follow the natural way of things, which often are dominated by Satan. Never a thinker or a philosopher has done any miracle, not even among the Saints; only he who relies on God does divine work.

When you see that things become complicated, say with your eyes closed: Jesus, I abandon myself to You; Jesus, You take over, and stop worrying about it, because your mind is sharp and for you it is difficult to distinguish evil; but trust in Me, and let your mind wander away from your thoughts. Do this for all your needs; all of you, do this, and you shall see great things, endless and silent miracles. I swear it on My Love. I shall indeed take over, you can be sure of it. Pray always with this loving confidence and you shall have great peace and great fruits, even when I choose for you the grace of immolating yourself for reparation and the love that entails suffering. Do you believe it is impossible? Shut your eyes and say with all your soul: Jesus, You take over. Don’t be afraid, I indeed will take care of you, and you shall bless My Name, in humility. A thousand prayers do not equal only one act of abandonment; don’t ever forget it. There is no better novena than this: Oh Jesus I abandon myself to You, Jesus, You take over.

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  1. As I write this our world is upside down and inside out. No one is allowed to visit others, we are in lockdown because of the Coronavirus. My adult son is suffering from anxiety (that he refuses to believe he has). He actually feels the symptoms of whatever disease he feels he has. It is difficult to explain. I love him more than life itself and yet there is nothing I can do to help him. It is eating me up inside. Quite a while ago I happened on the Abandonment prayer and as my insides where twisted in knots I realize there IS nothing I can do but give this to Jesus. It is a beautiful prayer but so very hard to do. Please pray for me as I try to trust Jesus with my heartache.

  2. I have been reading these comments because my priest says that Fr Dolindo was regarded by some in the church as a divisory figure and advised me to look elsewhere for novenas . I felt upset because the message running through the novena was what attracted me to it . dobre above has pointed out it is there in the gospels.I think it is so soothingly and beautifully expressed. All Christians can gather around it and talk to God in the way we should .
    Bless you all

  3. I have been praying non-stop for at least 45 yrs…and no matter the outcome of the hopes, dreams, or results of my prayers l will never cease praying to Jesus. I want Him to take over not only My life and all it’s difficulties but the lives of my Son’s and other family members. I have much to be thankful for and hope that God does not Tire of me, my family and my hopes and dreams.

  4. A wonderful prayer and one I am turning to as I try to save my marriage. I have no other hope than to give it to God.

  5. Matthew 6 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+6&version=NKJV :
    25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [j]cubit to his [k]stature?

    28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [l]arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

    31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  6. Incredible prayer. Jesus loves us follow him.

  7. As promised an update. The task was so simple and easy. I finished it in 30 mins. Thank you Jesus for everything and making it so easy for me.

    • Wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for the update. Jesus really does take over. This prayer is a great, soothing reminder to surrender and to be still.

  8. I left work today stressed out because I have been given a task I have no clue about. I talked with my manager about it and he seemed reluctant to help me and asked me to complete the job by tomorrow. I was relieved to leave work and kept praying to God to intervene. I remembered the video on surrender novena on YouTube and kept playing it. I also remembered my sister sending this video on Jesus you take over. I have been listening to it non-stop. I can’t wait to see God’s glory maginified tomorrow. I am tempted to feel restless and anxious but I will trust Jesus to take over my life, work and everyone around me. I will post another testimony after God has handled my job for me.


  10. Would like more prays to follow daily please

  11. This blessed me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. Yes he is so right, down to the last detail. I am anxious because I have not released it to my Lord and Savior. I toss and turn and don’t sleep because my mind is running and saying, “what can I do, what should I do?”
    Jesus You Take Over. You take over my life and my son’s lives and their families and my grandchildren’s lives. Jesus You Take Over. Thank you my Lord and Savior.

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