For what, my soul, do you yearn? To love and be loved. Lord, I know Your love! Why do I so miss and ache for reconnection to my lost children? I wish to know they are well. Please protect them.
I was alone and growing with my love for You; then, in Your providence, You matched me with one whose character and earthly love I could not have dreamed for! You continue to reveal to me that love which transcended nothingness and created all, including us. Yet, my heart yearns, when I awaken Lord, for those turned away from me by the one who bore them.
May I return to rest at this late hour, Lord, because I know You know my sorrow and my fatherly desires. Bless my children who are missing. Soften their hearts as only You can do. May they rediscover Your love. May Your love inculcated within me redound to those around me and yield fruit worthy of Your earthly sacrifice. May I continue to forgive trespasses and know that all justice is ultimately Yours.
In You, oh Lord, I trust. Please hear Your lowly servant’s prayers for reunion with my children and for the special patience available to be made available to all those who carry small and large crosses in their lives, in love with You and Your cross and resurrection. Amen.