Novenas

The Surrender Novena: Let Jesus Take Care of It

The Surrender novena is about turning away from ourselves and turning our lives’ and our futures over to God. Jesus gave this novena to the servant of God Don Dolindo Ruotolo. It can help you find some peace when things …

The Surrender novena is about turning away from ourselves and turning our lives’ and our futures over to God. Jesus gave this novena to the servant of God Don Dolindo Ruotolo. It can help you find some peace when things feel out of control.

About The Surrender Novena

Novena Starts: January 2nd

Feast Day: January 11th

Birth: October 6th, 1882

Death: November 19th, 1970

The Surrender Novena was given to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo (1882-1970), a Servant of God. He is a candidate for beatification, so he could become a saint soon.

Jesus revealed to Fr. Dolindo the words that make up the novena. Fr. Dolindo was a fatihful man who referred to himself as “Mary’s little old man.” He lived a tragic life with a lot of suffering. He was paralyzed for the last ten years of his life.

Don Dolindo Ruotolo Stained Glass

At one time, Fr. Dolindo was the spiritual director and a friend of Padre Pio. Both of whom suffered greatly for our lord. Saint Pio said of Don Dolindo that he was a “saint” and that “the whole of Paradise” was in his soul.

Father Dolindo was given the gift of prophecy. He wrote to Bishop Huilica 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.” This prophecy was about Pope John Paul II.

The Surrender Novena is perfect for our current time. When everything in the world can feel out of our control, it’s easy to lose hope. But the Surrender Novena calls to surrender saying “Jesus I surrender,” and reminding us, “thy will be done.”

Day 1 –The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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 products the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 2 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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 consequence of anything. 

It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see 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.

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 3 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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 closes 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 your ideas. You are not sick people who ask 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.

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 4 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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.

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 5 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

And then 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 you reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you. 

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 6 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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. 

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 7 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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 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 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.

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 8 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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. 

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Day 9 – The Surrender Novena

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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. 

Repeat 10x: O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

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

In the name of Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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