Scripture for the day is Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I don’t want suffering in my life, and I know you don’t want me to have its pain either. Yet the various comforts you give my trials change me in ways I would never want to lose. I don’t thank you for the evils that have hurt me, but I praise you with the ways you make me more happy and holy through them. Amen.