Dear holy Father,
When the pressure mounts and the troubles of this world begin to close in, give me the grace to return to you. I don’t want to be a hero. I don’t want the easy way out.
All I want, all I need, is your loving mercy. Never leave me Lord. Keep me under your wing. Even if I don’t feel you there, at least let me understand that you are there.
Give me the strength to take up my cross and fight the good fight. Let your grace allow me to believe in the only one that gives me truth and clarity despite the pain and struggle.
And if it be your will, fill my heart and soul with the overwhelming joy that only your Spirit gives. For in the Messiah, I find my resurrection. In Christ almighty, all things are made new again.
In Jesus name,