Lord, I Know You Will Never Abandon Me Lord, in times of pride I parade my success, or fame or fortune for all the world to see. Then in times of illness I see how weak I really am, and how vain, Let me rather walk humbly with you. Let me trust in you, rather than in my own strength, let me step out with confidence in you, for your weakness is greater than all my strength.
Help me not to complain, help me to put my trust in You. I know you see and understand all that I’m going through. You know how hard the long days and nights can be. You are my comfort, the one who understands me. Lord help me to always trust in You. Amen
There are times when I realize I’ve complained too much and others seem to avoid me. It’s just that I feel so low at times, so exhausted, so unwell, and everything is a real effort, it all gets too much. Lord, please help me, help me to be patient in my trouble and sickness.
Dear Jesus, We can easily get caught up in our own self -interest but that leads nowhere. You call us to appreciate our relation to one another, to creation and to our loving God. We are not isolates but are bound together by your love. We are to be part of your family. Amen
Lord, I need new energy for life, to meet all its challenges again. I need your help, your strength, to overcome all the tiredness I feel. When I see others in full flight, see them glide through life with effortless ease and elation, I sometimes wonder why. I get so tired, and everything’s an effort, but only say the word, Lord, and I shall be healed.
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To all who suffer: May the Spirit of God Be close to you, Renew and uplift you, Strengthen and comfort you, Pour gifts on you to heal you, Enfold you in love to protect you, Lighten your burden of illness, Bestow peace in mind and body, Guide you in the way of Christ And so lead you into glory. Amen
Dear Jesus, At times I may not be attentive to Your presence. I need to take time out first to thank you for your goodness to me and then to recall those moments in my day when you were present though I may have not at first averted to it. Perhaps I may become more fully aware of my faults or of another’s kindness. Give me a seeing heart to appreciate all that you have done. Amen
Dear Jesus, At times I catch myself making quick unfair judgements about people and their activities. I fear this might be a sign of my own self-righteousness. At least being aware of this fault may help me be sympathetic to all weaknesses, my own included. Help me be more understanding and forgiving. Amen