When You're Suffering — Pray More!

When you’re going through trials and suffering, do you tend to pray more or less? n her Diary, St. Faustina wrote:

Let every soul remember these words: “And being in anguish, He prayed longer.” I always prolong such prayer as much as is in my power and in conformity with my duty. (872)

Saint Faustina prayed more when she was especially suffering. And so did Jesus! He suffered so intensely that He sweat blood. Yet, in His suffering, He turned to God the Father all the more. 

Now, it’s not easy to want to turn to the Lord more when you’re especially suffering. If you’re like me, when you suffer, you begin to wonder if the Lord has abandoned you. But that’s a lie!

God did not abandon you any more than He abandoned Jesus on the Cross. Just three days later, He rose from the dead. Your resurrection is coming too. Your suffering won’t last forever. So turn to the Lord more than ever amidst your pain, and trust!

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