At the gates of depression,
Beyond the threshold of redemption,
Where all kindness has been exhausted,
And trust is lost forever;
I hide from judgement.
In the Stygian corners of shame,
Chained by sin,
Where my weary soul is recluse from hope,
It is you who I turn to,
You, who does not judge,
You, who will guide me back to the light.
Relinquish O please, this darkness and pain
Its despair and sorrow, staining all virtue
Lend me patience, and the prudence to renew
Your eyes of mercy, a light for those in vain
Oh mother, who stands amidst evil’s reign
None you abandon, none you won’t pursue
Devoted and loyal, humble and true
Pleading, Interceding, Time- and again
Countless tears you’ve shed for those afraid
Knees scraped; begging for souls despondent
And a heart sacrificed to share all burden
Tell Our Father, Oh mother; these things I’ve said
Ask on my behalf, and help me repent
For I seek thy son, his light, his pardon
In times of darkness,
She comforts me.
Her devotion fills me with hope,
And her sacrifice has given me courage.
Pray for me,
Oh Holy mother
We are not only to do good to the suffering, but to be good by our suffering.Pope John Paul II
I hope you enjoy this, regardless of your beliefs.
I chose to be Catholic amongst many options, and thus I have healthy respect for other people’s beliefs and choices.
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