To everyone who has a cross to carry


“Your Cross” by St Francis de Sales

The everlasting God has
in His wisdom foreseen
from eternity the cross
that He now presents to you
as a gift from His inmost heart.

This cross He now sends you
He has considered with His all-knowing eyes,
understood with His divine mind,
tested with His wise justice,
warmed with loving arms
and weighed with His own hands
to see that it be not one inch too large
and not one ounce too heavy for you.

He has blessed it with His holy Name,
anointed it with His consolation,
taken one last glance at you
and your courage,
and then sent it to you from heaven,

a special greeting from God to you,
an alms of the all-merciful love of God.

God bless. :heart:


Thanks, wonderful as ever from the Wise Bishop of Geneva. Please would you happen to have the reference? Thanks.


It’s a beautiful prayer. Thx for posting it. God bless.:slight_smile:


m o n i c a. :heart:
thank you so much for posting this beautiful, inspiring prayer. :slight_smile: :heart: :slight_smile: it’s truly gorgeous, and speaks so much about the immense Love and affection of God overflowing from every cross we receive. i will be sure to remember this when i am struggling with my mental illness, a spiritual depression or torments from the enemy, and i hope and pray that it will encourage and inspire many others on here just as it has uplifted me. you are truly a beautiful person, monica—thank you so much for posting this. God bless you! :slight_smile:

in the peace and love of Christ,
alison :heart:


That is beautiful - it gives me a great sense of hope and peace.

Thank you and may God bless you always!



This prayer is truly beautiful, that you so much for posting it :slight_smile:


Sorry I don’t have the reference, I got it from another message board :slight_smile:


I’m glad you all liked it :slight_smile: it really helped me when I was going through a difficult time.

God bless.


hugs God bless you too sister. :slight_smile:


Please clarify what reference you want. God bless:)


Thanks, I was just wondering which of St Francis’s works it comes from and whereabouts if it’s a long one (e.g. On the Love of God).


Thank you Monica for sharing St. Francis’ words with us! :slight_smile:

O Lord, thank You for the crosses which You have given us and the whole world; we offer them up to You, united with all the Holy Mass’ celebrated throughout the world and united with Your sufferings upon the Cross, for love of You, in thanksgiving for every grace which You have given us, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against Your Precious Body and Sacred Heart and against the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen.


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