Act of Trust of Saint Claude
My God, I believe most firmly that You watch over all those who hope in You, and that we can want for nothing when we rely upon You in all things, therefore I am resolved for the future to have no anxieties, and to cast all my cares upon You.
People may deprive me of worldly goods and of honours ; sickness may take from me my strength and the means of serving You ; I may even lose Your grace by sin ; but my trust shall never leave me.
I will preserve it to the last moment of my life, and the powers of hell shall seek in vain to wrestle it from me. Let others seek happiness in their wealth, in their talents ; let them trust to the purity of their lives, the severity of their mortifications, to the number of their good works, the fervour of their prayers ; as for me, O my God, in my very confidence lies all my hope. “For You, O Lord, singularly has settled me in hope”.
This confidence can never be in vain. “No one has hope in the Lord and has been confounded”. I am assured, therefore, of my eternal happiness, for I firmly hope for it, and all my hope is in You. “In You, O lord, I have hoped ; let me never be confounded”.