Tuesday, December 1
O Transformer of Sorrow, Come
Baruch 5:1 Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on for ever the beauty of the glory from God.
O Transformer of Sorrow, Come~
When our hearts are heavy and burdened
with sorrow or affliction,
with rage or unforgiveness,
open us to your transforming grace.
May your solace, your wisdom and your mercy
flow though us so that
our struggles turn into lessons,
our sorrows become infused with hope,
our resentments are transformed
Fill our anxious and grieving hearts
with your life-giving peace and comfort.
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.