June 20 St. John of Pulsano

You have every reason to be frightened when you measure the trial by your own strength, but the knowledge that Jesus never leaves you even for an instant should bring you the greatest consolation. God himself tells us that he is with those who are afflicted and in distress: “I will be with them in trouble.”

-St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

Prayer in Time of Sickness

O Jesus, You suffered and died for us; You understand suffering; teach me to understand my suffering as You do; to bear it in union with You, to offer it with You to atone for my sins, and to bring Your grace to souls in need. Calm my fears; increase my trust. May I gladly accept Your holy will and become more like You in trial. If it be your will, restore me to health so that I may work for Your honor and glory and salvation of all.

Amen.