Give me strength to carry on my way,
I’m leaning on You like a wooden cane,
Well, I’m walkin through; I’m walkin through the valley of the pain.
I’m believing there’s a reason for this trial,
This too shall pass in a little while,
Lord have mercy if I complain,
Paint me in a river of my tears,
Whisper hope and truth - courage in my ears.
No other soul on earth ever practised so perfectly as the Blessed Virgin the lesson taught by our Saviour that we must always pray, and not lose heart (Luke 18:1).
- St Alphonsus Liguori
One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer.”
"Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end … and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal.
Blessed be He, Who came into the world for no other purpose than to suffer.