I didn’t write it, but it pretty well sums things up.
O Lord, I shall suffer willingly for Your sake whatever You wish to send me. I am ready to accept from Your hand both good and evil alike, the sweet and the bitter together, sorrow with joy; and for all that happens to me I am grateful. Keep me from all sin and I will fear neither death nor hell. Do not cast me out forever nor blot me out of the Book of Life, and whatever tribulation befalls will not harm me.
(The Imitation of Christ, III.17)
Lord, help me to be grateful for whatever befalls me, and to suffer sorrows willingly for Your sake.
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