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A Passionist Prayer
April 1, 2020
from St. Paul of the Cross
"On the Holy Cross of our gentle Jesus are tasted the fruits of the tree of life. But they are not tasted in the feeling part of our nature and at times we cry out with Jesus, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mt 27:46). But let us accept God's will so that we can also cry out with Jesus, "Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit." (Lk 23:46)."
Lord, I know that during my most difficult times, I should turn to you with faith and an open heart. But, often, during my darkest hours, I feel as Jesus did on the Cross, lost and abandoned. Please, dear Lord, when you feel me slipping away at these difficult times, reach out to me with your love and mercy. And even when I feel that our Father has left me, give me the strength to trust that He is always there for me, I need only ask.