Uniting Our Suffering with Jesus'
- Friday, 14 September 2018
In this Sunday’s readings we reflect and pray with the fact that Our Lord and God in the person of Jesus Christ came to this earth to suffer for our redemption and salvation. I found this prayer in a book called, Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Fr. Michael Gaitley, and found it to be appropriate as we reflect on Jesus’ suffering and our suffering that we unite to His.
Father, behold the suffering of your Son, Jesus.
I lift him up to you.
Although I’m weak and don’t have much to offer myself,
Dear Father, your Son’s merits are infinite.
So, behold, to your Son’s suffering, I unite my own,
and I ask you to save all those poor, unrepentant sinners who have no one else to pray for them.
Yes, Father, I believe that your Son’s infinite merits can accomplish this.