Gift of Tears

How uselessly I have been consumed by trifles and wept in my want. Pardon, O Lord my folly. Pour out your mercy on me and gather the tears I have shed throughout my life into Your Sacred Heart. Join them to those you wept in the garden, and offer them to Your Father that they may glisten on Your cheeks and in your unending love for me become holy.

May my tears be as a renewal of my baptismal bath returning me to innocence. Mingle them with thine. Receive my tears as gift that I may weep upon Your sacred breast and gain the succor of hearts rich in your mercy. Let them be consolation to you in your sorrow.

All glory be to Thee, Lord of my Life.

Joann Nelander 2020