O Lord, take my love, 
  and let it flow in fullness of devotion to Thee;
O Lord, take my hands, 
  and let them work incessantly for Thee;
O Lord, take my soul, 
  and let it be merged in One with Thee;
O Lord, take my mind and thoughts, 
  and let them be in tune with Thee;
O Lord, take my everything, 
  and let me be an instrument to work for Thee.

— Sri Sathya Sai —


“Let Me take care of all your business. I shall be the one who will think about them. I am waiting for nothing else than your surrender to Me, and then you do not have to worry any more about anything. Say farewell to all fears and discouragement. Stop being anxious ! I always think of you, but I can help you completely only when you rely fully on Me I shall guide you only if you completely surrender to Me. And when I must lead you on a different path than the one that you expect, I carry you in My arms.”

— Sri Sathya Sai —
(Extract from Surrender Prayer)


“Swami, save me from any act of commission or omission which will
affect adversely the three qualifications You have laid down, namely;

• I have to be eager aspirant for spiritual progress;
• I must have full faith in the Name that the organisation bears and in spreading the name in the manner suited to HIS Message and Majesty.
• I must be worthy to have won recognition as a good person.

Bless me, O Sai, with the skill, intelligence and enthusiasm necessary for the task I am dedicating myself to carry out for my own uplift. Guide me along the correct path;

shower on me Your Grace so that I may earn a fair name in this attempt; guard me from temptation and wrong steps” •