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Jesus, my Lord, let me go to Mary when suffering threatens to overwhelm me. Ask your mother to stay with me when I am afraid and tempted to surrender. Let me look to Mary as my model for love, as well as my haven of healing. Make sure I am considerate of other people and notice how they are affected by their suffering. I'm not the only one. I beg you, Lord, to help me grow in compassion. If I am faithful to You and close to Your blessed mother, those who suffer will be comforted by my presence... and they will gain courage as I stand beside them, by their cross.
Amen.


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