Christ Jesus, we ask not that you would spare us affliction, but that you will not abandon us in it. When we encounter affliction , teach us to see you in it as our sole comforter. Let affliction strengthen our faith, fortify our hope, and purify our love. Grant us the grace to see how we can use our affliction to your glory,and to desire no other comforter but you, our Savior, Strengthener and Friend. Amen.
Prayer from St. Bernadette Soubirous 1844-1879