Why does this prayer (found on a St.Bernadette Holy Card) refer to God as lonely? I’m thinking maybe in the sense of individual, alone rather than pining as we currently use the word lonely but I’m not sure, any thoughts on this? Thanx, KimBoLee
O My God, I beg You, by Your loneliness, not that You may spare me affliction, but that You may not abandon me in it.
When I encounter affliction, teach me to see You in it as my sole comforter.
Let affliction strengthen my faith, fortify my hope, and purify my love.
Grant me the grace to see Your hand in my affliction, and to desire no other comforter but you.