Prayer for Those who Stand Helpless

The prayer at the fourth station of the cross moved me this afternoon. It is a prayer we all need in these dark times of plague and helplessness.

”Lord Jesus Christ, whose Blessed Mother watched your passion and death in deep sorrow, comfort, we pray you, all those who must stand helpless while those they love suffer. Hear the cry of all victims of terror and abuse, give hope and solace to those who are bereaved. Grant that we may use such strength as we have to comfort, support, and protect all who grieve or are in need, for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.”