Loving God, I cry to You: give us strength, resolve and patience. Help us see these times of struggle as the blessings they are. Help us turn this challenge You have given us into the celebration of trust in Your mighty love it should be. For we know, Lord, that Your love is infinite and that You don’t abandon the faithful in the desert but rather use their fear to teach them courage, and their doubts to show them Your mercy. Make us loving and patient, in Your Holy image. Remind us daily of our innumerable blessings. Amen.
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller