ACCEPT, O LORD, MY ENTIRE FREEDOM
(written by Father Kentenich while imprisoned in Koblenz in a letter dated October 28, 1941)
Accept, O Lord, my entire freedom,
my memory, my understanding, my entire will
and my whole heart.
You have given everything to me;
I give everything back to you without reserve;
do with it what you will.
Give me but one thing:
your grace, your love, your fruitfulness—
that I may joyfully submit to your wish and will;
that I may always believe, know
and sometimes even feel
that I am loved as the apple of your eye;
that in you and Our Lady
I may become genuinely fruitful
for our common task.
Then I am more than rich, and will want nothing more.