“A Prayer For Those With a Pierced Soul”

December 13, 2021

Father, it’s easy to imagine Mary’s piercing pain, as prophesied by Simeon the prophet, when years later she witnessed the cruelty hurled at her Son, including His suffering and death as detailed in the Gospels. It must have been agonizing when Jesus was declared “guilty” by His accusers since she knew of His innocence. Having a veiled sense of Your divine plan for the salvation of mankind as prophesied by Simeon, this surely helped her to accept Your overall plan for her life that included intense emotional pain. Like Mary, there are many soul piercings that we also will endure on our journey here below. Jesus forewarned us, “In this world you will have tribulation” but He also reminded us that we can have peace and joy in the midst of such heartbreaking adversity when we look to Him who overcame the world. We can turn every trial into triumph when we place our faith and confidence in the One who stills the tempest and calms the sea. Amen.

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