Paul: Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
John Bailer: A Diary of Private Prayer, Twenty-Seventh Day: Morning
Grant, O most gracious God, that I may carry with me through this day’s life the remembrance of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ my Lord.
For Thy fatherly love shown forth in Jesus Christ Thy well-beloved Son. For His readiness to suffer for our sakes. For the redemptive passion that filled His heart. I praise and bless Thy holy name.
For the power of His Cross in the history of the world since He came. For all who have taken up their own crosses and have followed Him. For the noble army of martyrs and for all who are willing to die that others may live. For all suffering freely chosen for noble ends, for pain bravely endured, for temporal sorrows that have been used for the building up of eternal joys. I praise and bless Thy holy name.
O Lord my God, who dwellest in pure and blessed serenity beyond the reach of mortal pain, yet lookest down in unspeakable love and tenderness upon the sorrows of earth, give me grace, I beseech Thee, to understand the meaning of such afflictions and disappointments as I myself am called upon to endure. Deliver me from all fretfulness. Let me be wise to draw from every dispensation of Thy providence the lesson Thou art minded to teach me. Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee.
Glory be to Thee, O Father, and to Thee, O Christ, and to Thee, O Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.
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