We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. Because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.
Blessed is anyone who perseveres when trials come. Such a person is of proven worth and will win the prize of life, the crown that the promised to those who love him.
As Jesus continued his arduous journey to Calvary He falls again under the weight of His cross. Despite the pain and suffering, He rises and begins taking His steps forward once again. Jesus shows His determination and courage to continue amidst ultimate adversity.
Refugees and forcibly displaced people show the most remarkable levels of perseverance and bravery that is possible. In the face of danger, rejection and uncertainty they continue moving forward with hope for the future. Many are firmly rooted by their faith in Christ and take great consolation in uniting themselves with the suffering He endured in His passion.
We pray for all refugees and forcibly displaced people who continue to persevere in the face of adversity. We ask that they may be strengthened in their faith.
I love you, Jesus, my love above all things,
And I repent with my whole heart of having offended you.
Never permit me to separate myself from you again,
Grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will.