PRAYER IN TIME OF SUFFERING

 

Behold me, my beloved Jesus, 

weighed down under the burden 

of my trials and sufferings, 

I cast myself at Your feet, 

that You may renew my strength and my courage, 

while I rest here in Your Presence. 

 

Permit me to lay down my cross in Your Sacred Heart, 

for only Your infinite goodness can sustain me; 

only Your love can help me bear my cross; 

only Your powerful hand can lighten its weight. 

 

O Divine King, Jesus, 

whose heart is so compassionate to the afflicted, 

I wish to live in You; 

suffer and die in You. 

During my life be to me 

my model and my support; 

At the hour of my death, 

be my hope and my refuge.

Amen.