O good and gentle Jesus, hear my prayer!
I am growing tired of being brave, and my daily struggles leave me feeling empty and discouraged. I know you are with me, but when I pray, my words feel empty; not because I don’t love you but because everything seems to be against me. I can’t see a light in the darkness.
Lift me up, Lord, and show me your face. Give me hope and grant me the grace to continue my journey undisturbed by the emotions I feel. Give me an understanding of how You carried your own cross, embracing it and carrying it out of love for me. In your mercy, grant me the strength to push forward this way, with love and acceptance.
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5).