I came across this prayer of Cardinal John Henry Newman last week and wanted to share it with others.
Some Definite Purpose
God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me which He has
not committed to another.
I have my mission --
I may never know it in this life but I shall be told it
in the next.
I am a link in a chain,
a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good -- I shall do His work.
I shall be an angel of peace,
a preacher of truth in my own place while not
intending it -- if I do but keep His commandments.
Therefore, I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never
be thrown away
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him;in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him;
if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what he is about.
He may take away my friends.
He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me feel desolate,
make my spirits sink,
hide my future from me, still He knows what He is about.