Context: This prayer came to me last Monday, after a very bad weekend as my covid began:
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21; CSB).
No matter what you send today,
May I respond like Jesus.
No matter what you take away,
Don’t let me fail, or sin.
No matter how you test my love,
May I respond with patience,
Yielding to your will, Lord God,
With tears and prayers, like Him.
I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).
He became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 26:27-8; NLT).
The LORD your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 13:3; NLT).
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised (Hebrews 10:36; NLT).
Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal (Job: 5:17-18; NIV).
He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).
Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).
Despite everything, I managed to make this Fiat Rosary yesterday:
However, when I used it with my zoom community group in the evening, I discovered that the colours shown by the pattern I’ve been given are in a different order from that shown in the community’s prayer book. So, I’ve written to the Sister who knows more about these rosaries than anyone else, in the hope that she can clarify the situation. I’ll let you know if there is any news about this. Meanwhile, each rosary I make, then take to pieces again, is a great learning experience, so there are plenty of positives to celebrate.