I take up my daily cross, whatever it may be:
disappointments, problems, worries, sickness, loneliness, hard work, hurts from others.
I unite my sufferings with yours, and so I know that in carrying my cross I am carrying yours with you.
Help me never to complain and become embittered,
but to trust that you will bring forth from my cross only that which is good and redemptive for me and others.
Strengthen me as I take on your yoke which is sweet and your burden which is light.
―from The Way of Love by Fr Johan Strydom