Today the Lord said to me, I have need of your sufferings to rescue souls.
-St. Faustina Kowalska
Oh, my Lord! How true it is that whoever works for you is paid in troubles! And what a precious price to those who love you if we understand its value.
-St. Teresa of Avila
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 in 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.