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with Jerry & Debbie

O Jesus I Surrender Myself to You


A Prophet of our Time Don (Fr) Dolindo Ruotolo

On November 19, 1970 Don (Fr) Dolindo Ruotolo died at the age of 88. Padre Pio once said of this priest from Naples, Italy, “The whole of paradise is in your soul.” His name “Dolindo” means “Pain” and his life was rich with this pain. As a child, a teenager, a seminarian and a priest, he experienced humiliation, which was the realization of the prophetic words of a bishop who said “You will be a martyr, but in your heart, not with your blood.”

In his profound humility, he was able to hear the words of God. Even with his hidden life he was one of the greatest prophets of the last century. He wrote to Bishop Hnilica in 1965 that a new John will rise out of Poland with heroic steps to break the chains beyond the boundaries imposed by the communist tyranny. On this postcard, he wrote words of consolation for Poland and all the countries suffering under the communist regime. This prophecy was realized in the papacy of John Paul II.

In his tremendous suffering, Dolindo became more and more a child who lived his self-offering to the Divine Father. “I am totally poor, a poor nothing. My strength is my prayer, my leader is the will of God which I let take me by the hand. My security over the uneven path is the heavenly mother Mary.”

One of the treasures from the words which Jesus spoke to Dolindo was the teaching about total abandonment to God. In this novena, Jesus is talking

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.”

to Don Dolindo and also to you.
Words of Jesus to Don Dolindo Ruotolo

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

Day 3

How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me; “You take care of it,” then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: “Hallowed be thy Name”, that is, be glorified in my need. “Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life.

If you say to me truly: “Thy will be done”. Which is the same as saying: “You take care of it”. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.

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

Day 4

You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: “Thy will be done, You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say “You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.

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

Day 5

And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself, like children who have fallen asleep in their mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.

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

Day 6

You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse- to men themselves, trusting in their intervention,- this is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.

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

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 any more, because you 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.

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

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.

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

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!”

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

Mother, I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.

5 thoughts on “O Jesus I Surrender Myself to You

  1. I was listening today. I believe prayers are answered. Recently, my mother was told after several medical tests that the reason her speech was slow was the beginning of ALS . She was encouraged to get a second opinion. The only symptom she had was this speech . She’s 61 years young, works full time from home with corporate travel. She has been going through testing for a year… my aunt, myself and family and our rosary prAyer group has been holding her in prayer as well as attending healing mass.

    One afternoon I was resting on the couch and I was not quite asleep but not really awake and I heard a voice say ” your mother will be okay” I sat up and thought my mom will be okay and went on to rest.

    Yesterday she met with a neurologist at Cleveland Clinic and he said what is going on (after examining her and reviewing all her previous tests and doctors note stating it was ALS..) told her it is NOT ALS…. he told her she could stop the medicine the doctor had given her and she was so happy. We are still figuring out what is causing her speech to slow but we are so grateful to our God for answering our prayers..

    I also want to thank you for posting the novena. I have read day 1 several times today repeating O Jesus I surrender myself to you, take care of everything 10 times each time I read the prayer.
    I’m 40 years old and I have a husband whom I adore and two beautiful daughters 13, and 10. I was dignossed with colon cancer Dec 2015. My GI doctor dismissed all my symptoms for two years and I spent all last year having two surgeries, one for an Ostomy then chemo then radiation and then a 9 hour surgery in September to remove the cancer and have a full hysterectomy.
    My first scans showed the cancer has returned and I’ve had Jesus walk every step of the way with me. He has brought me to the best doctors and now I’m looking at chemo and immune therapy. There is NO doubt in my mind that Jesus will heal me. I’ve known from the beginning that I would be okay.

    I attend healing masses and my friend from our rosary group had a healing mass for me when I was first diagnosed. She told me she was moved by the Holy Spirit that morning to offer me a healing mass. It was beautiful. My friend began to ask me a question… she said, “If Jesus was here what he do?” I began to cry but I looked at her and said, “he would heal me” and at that moment where I was sitting I felt Jesus … I was overcome with strong emotion and I felt my grandparents who are in heaven there and my aunt and uncle whom I was very close to as well. This was the first time I had been involved in a healing mass.

    Even though the cancer returned, I still believe in my heart and soul I will be okay . Jesus has already blessed me as I’m doing so well after the surgery in September. My energy is back, my blood is stable, I’m eating and my weight is stable. I was scheduled to return to my teaching job. We were shocked to learn the cancer was already back. It’s my journey and Jesus is leading me. Prayer does work and is powerful. I have my moments where I get scared and I begin to worry that this will take my life BUT thats when I pray and that’s when Jesus sends me a message through a phone call, or text message or an email. Today when I saw the topic and then learned about the Novena I again had my prayer answered . The words in day 1 prayer encompassesed every thing I needed and it brought me peace. Thank you for posting this Novea I am seeing it through and asking Jesus to handle everything as I surrender to him the ultimate healer. Thank you. Thank you for this you touched my life. Please keep me in your prayers. I will pray for all of you!


  2. What a beautiful prayer/novena. I’d never heard of it before, though there are so many that I doubt anyone could know them all. Well, maybe a few folks might know; but like I said, this one is beautiful. It’s not pretentious. It’s humble, and it’s holy, too. Amazing! Thank you for sharing it as well as bringing to our attention dear Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo. Perhaps he’ll be formally elevated to sainthood someday, if not already. But even if not formally a saint, he certainly sounds as though he would be among those who might be saints already in heaven even if not formally proclaimed so here on earth. It brings to mind the prayer of humility written by I believe it was a cleric from Wisconsin (?), a bishop/monsiegnor/brother to whom it’s attributed. One is a prayer, the other a novena, but they have a few similarities. Anyway, thanks! Patrick Butler, Wauconda, IL (loyaldog59, also – Wolf Whispering Thunder Owl); pm8utler@gmail.com or loyaldog59@aol.com


  3. I just finished this novena last Friday


    • I’m finding it very peaceful to me to give it all to Jesus….

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      • Yes it is…You can even say it daily: ” O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything (10 times daily) I started actually yesterday after listening to these two shows on EWTN:
        Call to Communion with Dr David Andres Mondays-Fridays and Open Line with Fr. Larry Richards on Thursdays and Fr Mitch on Fridays…


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