of chance, changes and consequences,
God Who knows the past, the present
and the future, I give my trust in all things
do not believe my future can be predicted by gypsy
fortune-tellers with crystal balls nor do I trust
the "power" of mediums, seers, Tarot
cards, Ouija boards, or I-Ching.
do not believe that the lines in my palm
or the bumps on my head describe the paths
of my destiny.
I do not believe that my future can be influenced
by spells or charms, amulets,
or messages conveyed from the "great beyond"
by spirits, or my ancestors, conjured up by self-made
"spiritualists" at a table-rapping séance.
renounce all these practices as fakes
and frauds or money-making tricks and schemes
to con innocent and gullible individuals,
or at the least I recognize them as amusing parlor
tricks and entertainments.
well know that through free will I can change
the course of my life enormously,
but I know, too, that the future
is ultimately in Your hands.
I commit in advance to whatever You may have in
store for me: Not my will but Yours
be done, my Lord, my Creator, my God,
Who gave me life itself.
trust that whatever fortune or misfortune
I shall encounter, You will be with me
to guide me, to encourage me, to support me and
to sustain me to the end.
cannot say that I am without fear
of what the future may hold, but I am determined
that whatever is to come
will never be more than You and I together can
will play with the hand I am dealt,
but I urge you to give me fortitude, wisdom, foresight
and grace to face whatever I must endure.
know that life has highs and lows,
great happiness, sad disappointments,
and surprising changes which no crystal ball
or medium-fortune-teller can predict.
Let me always remember however,
that You are here, You "have my back,"
You will never turn away, and You will never give
me any challenge which I cannot meet
and triumph over with Your guidance and Your assistance.
know that You are with me all the way, every hour
and every minute to help me surmount whatever
rough patches "fate"
may have in store.
pray all this to You, my Creator,
my Sustainer, my loving God
and Guide Almighty.