A Prayer to Seek the Consolation of the Cross (Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez)
Jesus, love of my soul, center of my heart! Why am I not more eager to endure pains and tribulations for love of you, when you, my God, have suffered so many for me?
Come, then, every sort of trial in the world, for this is my delight, to suffer for Jesus. This is my joy, to follow my Savior, and to find my consolation with my consoler on the cross.
This is my happiness, this my pleasure: to live with Jesus, to walk with Jesus, to converse with Jesus; to suffer with and for him, this is my treasure.