--A person who suffers, and even more so a person who does penance, should realize that he is understood by Christ--
This is such a wonderful, reassuring concept.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, all that this day may bring, be they good or bad: for the love of God, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Christ will then
console him and help him bear affliction