Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saint Gertrude's Prayer To Accept Suffering

My Divine Savior, Jesus,
You loved me to such a degree
as to suffer and die for my salvation.
Through the love I have for You,
I most willingly offer to Your honor
all that I have ever suffered in the past,
am now suffering,
or will suffer in the future.
This is the basis and motive
of the love that animates me.
Your love enables me to suffer with joy.
I will to suffer because You suffered
and because You want me to suffer,
for I love You more than myself.


-- Saint Gertrude the Great

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