A prayer for
comfort in suffering
Prayer Theme: Suffering
Lord God, sometimes I feel lonely,
and from the depths I cry out to you.
From within me your voice answers me,
and I know that you, Eternal Friend, are with me.
Sometimes the sense of failure seizes me,
and I am disheartened.
I raise my eyes to you
and your heavenly light shines upon me
and bids me to persevere.
Sometimes my daily life oppresses me.
To you I lift up my soul,
and I realize that by doing my duty faithfully
and cheerfully I am serving you, Divine Master,
and my task is revealed to me
as something good and sacred.
Sometimes I am sad and sick at heart.
I think of you, Spirit of perfect righteousness and love,
and a wonderful joy comes to me
for I know that you are guiding me.
O Lord God of Hosts,
you will always comfort me.
Blessed be your name for ever and ever.
Unknown; from the Jewish tradition
Prayer, suffering, sadness, grief, God’s presence
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