My Lord and My Father, I come before You to seek Your guidance and strength. My life seems to be even more of a mystery than ever, for the life I recognized and the future I counted on has completely changed, never to return.
It is now that I need You to show me how to use the gifts You have given me. Sadness fills me, but life keeps moving forward and I need to press on. Give me the grace, Lord, to move forward, too.
I look to Your holy passion and death and observe You as You embrace Your cross, carrying it with love. Grant me the strength to do the same. I observe You in such incredible pain, yet everyone You meet along the way of the cross, You greet with kind words. Lord, show me Your love, that I may imitate Your example.
Help me be stronger, wiser, more charitable, and more trusting of Your plan for me. I know that in the end, You will bring good things out of the bad and for now, the best thing I can do is to follow You as a son follows his father.
I believe in You, I trust You, I love You. Amen.
But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world (Galatians 6:14).