Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Monday, August 27, 2012

A prayer of Resignation

My dear friends, I ask you that you keep me in your prayers this Wednesday. As we are preparing for the coming of Hurricane Issac this Wednesday, it would of been my due date of my sweet boy Benedicto.  I know that my Sweet Lord has  such  love for children that He brings them home to be surrounded by them.

Mary, my mother obtain for me, I beg you the grace of holy resignation. Obtain for me the grace to understand this trial which is so hard for me to bear. I know that God in his all-wise providence has seen that it is for the best. Yet it is hard for me to bear the grief I feel. I come to you, dear mother comforter of the afflicted and constant aid of those who trust in you. I know that you can obtain for me the peace and resignation that I seek. I confide in you entirely in this my tribulation and sorrow. You know the meaning of a mother's love, and can understand the depth of my affliction. Be to me a tender and protecting mother. For now, dear Mother Mary, I feel more than ever the need of your motherly love and sweet consolation. 

Mary sorrowing, Mother of all Christians, Pray for us!
(resignation pray in the Mothers Manual Book)

A quote that I keep close by from St.Josemaria:
"God is my Father, even though he may send me suffering. He loves me tenderly, even while wounding me. Jesus suffers, to fulfill the Will of the Father.. And I who, also wish to fulfil the most holy Will of God, following in the footsteps of the Master, can I complain if I too meet sufferings as my traveling companion?  It will be a sure sign of my sonship, because God is treating me as he treated his own Divine Son." 
 Station 1 Point 1


Roxaline said...

Prayers for you! I know it will be a hard day and comfort is hard found in words. But Our Mother understands and can comfort without words.

noreen said...

Oh Cecilia, I'm praying for you and your family! You've turned to the best support possible ~ Our Blessed Mother. I've no doubt she holds your precious Benedicto in her arms as she prays and comforts you!

Gardenia said...

Cecilia, I've been praying for your and your family since I heard that your city was in the storm's path. I'll also keep you and your little Saint Benedicto in my prayers on Wednesday!! God bless you and Our Lady hold you tight.

Tiffany said...

Prayers and love of Our Lady to you and your family, Cecilia. May your sweet Benedicto be interceding for you peace. God love you.