So, what, just what is the difficulty? Suffering abounds. It is all around me like a curtain of air. It is pressing like a great stone, sometimes I feel I will not be able to support the weight. Teach me, Oh Lord, how to maintain eternal happiness, for that is what You want for us. I know I can utilize prayer and the strength the Holy Spirit gives to me. These trials and tribulations my loved ones are experiencing are part of Your plan, are they not? Please help me to fully understand that You lead our every moment. That all that happens is part of Your great and wonderful plan. I am too quick to fear and worry. I fall off by the wayside far too easily. Please help me to remain strong. It seems, at times, such an easy thing to do, to remain happy and strong. When the troubles hit; however, it becomes a bit more difficult.
Aging can bring strength and great wisdom, according to your rich blessing. I pray today that I may lean on You and utilize the gifts You have given me to survive the suffering of my friends, and those all around the world. I am so sensitive to this great collective suffering that I burst out in tears this morning upon seeing a dead coyote in the road. Keep me from the ugly lizard's crumple. For he would have this. He would have me destroyed when I try to maintain a proper response to Your way, a great love in my heart for Your son. I know enough to know that a proper response involves but one thing. Faith. I should seek the examples of those in the Underground Church. Extraordinary Faith! Steer towards it, Annie, aim high, faith is your only salvation! It is literally a Saving Grace for all of us.