It is the first day of a new month. And while many of us are still stuck in our homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also those who have been facing more difficult challenges in life that are brought about not just by the pandemic, but other circumstances surrounding their health, personal relationships, work, or even life in general.
This is also the reason why Pope Francis has dedicated the whole month of June to pray for those who have been suffering in these trying times. Lolo Kiko, a staunch advocate for the wellness of the poor and the marginalized, names his prayer intention for this month as “The Way of the Heart.”
Many Catholics from around the world are well aware the June is a celebration of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. In light of this, Pope Francis asks every one of us to be an instrument for others’ healing and growth. He invites us to pray “that those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus”.
Let us join Pope Francis in extending love and support for those who have been suffering through these two simple prayers:
Prayer To Be Used To Help Others Who Are Suffering
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your loving-kindness and heart of sweet compassion, and thank You that in my times of deep distress and suffering, You have gently brought other people alongside me, to walk with me through the different seasons of my life, to comfort and encourage, to help and to advise. Thank You for all those whom You have used to draw near to me, to be Your hands to help, Your arms to support and Your heart to love. Thank You that You never forsake us nor leave us comfortless, but so often send showers of refreshment through Your many faithful witness and other avenues of support.
Thank You, Lord, that You truly are the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, and I pray that just as You have used many of Your children to draw alongside me and accompany me through those troublous times, that You would take my life and use me as a vessel of comfort and solace to others, who are facing similar difficulties and are themselves in need of comfort and help. Use me I pray, to comfort others who are suffering affliction, with the godly comfort with which I myself has been comforted by You. I ask this in the name of Jesus,
Prayer For Those That Are Suffering
Dear Lord, thank You for the many precious promises in Your Word that reassure us that the various sufferings that we face today are but for a short time, and are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us in the eternal ages to come.
Thank You, that the pain we must endure is but for a season, and will give way to joys that are unspeakable and full of glory, knowing that we have been promised an eternal rest, when all tears will be wiped from our eyes.
All glory be to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those who are in any trouble with the comfort that we ourselves receive from the Lord, how we praise Your holy name. In Jesus’ name,
Prayers from knowing-jesus.com.